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San Ramon Gum Disease Treatment - Periodontal Disease
Care for your heart, start with your gums......Your gums maybe (literally) killing you!
Did you know- Scientists have discovered new evidence that connects patients with Periodontal gum disease, a chronic dental condition, to be at a higher risk for strokes and heart attacks? Because we care about our patients, we do not take this lightly....
Dr. Rizvi offers a screening method to determine if your gums may be injuring your overall health of your body. As a part of our Healthy Heart Program, we are offering this special exam. It takes approximately 15 minutes, completely painless, and could improve your overall health!
Regular Checkups Can Save You Thousands....
It might sound crazy, but spending $100 on your teeth can actually save you thousands. How? First let's look at what $ 100 covers. The average cost of a dental exam and cleaning is $ 50- $ 135. If you have dental insurance, your out-of -pocket expense may range from nominal to nothing for basic dental care services including X-rays.
Now let's go over how this can actually save you thousands..
If you have dental problems like tooth decay, gum disease or even oral cancer, regular dental visits give your dentist a chance to catch it early on. That's KEY. Because the earlier your dentist diagnoses a problem the easier it is to treat. For example, if you have gum disease and let it go unchecked (and untreated) for too long, you may need extensive--and expensive--gum disease treatment. Regular dental checkups allow you and your dentist to stay ahead of the problems, which can translate into thousands saved.
A professional dental cleaning is also a must because it's the only way to effectively remove tartar ( hardened plaque). Even if you brush and floss regularly, that's not enough. Besides looking unsightly ( Tartar is a " stain magnet" and often has a brown or yellowish tint), tartar also contains cavity-causing bacteria. Preventing the need for a mouthful of fillings every year easily adds up to thousands saved in the long run.
Perhaps one of the most important reasons to invest in regular dental exams and cleanings is that it has a positive impact on your overall health. Recent studies have shown that there's a link between periodontal disease and heart disease; when the former is present, the latter is twice as likely.
According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease can have a domino effect on your health. the bacteria caused by periodontal disease can enter into your bloodstream and attach to your heart's blood vessels, causing dangerous blood clots. Another scenerio is that the plaque buildup caused by periodontal disease can cause the heart's blood vessels to swell.
In this way, regular checkups and cleanings are not only money- saving but LIFE-SAVING. And that's PRICELESS!!