Common dental infections can be so serious that they become life-threatening. Cavities are caused by microorganisms, which generate acid, that cover teeth surfaces. As time goes on, the acid can harm teeth by eroding tooth enamel. Sugary snacks are the main cause of cavities, along with diet soda, which can cause tooth erosion because the phosphoric acid found in diet soda can change the pH levels in your mouth.
Oral health is not separate from systemic health. Conditions impacting the health of teeth and gums have a direct relationship with symptoms and medical complications throughout the body. Gum disease, for example, may result in oral health issues like tooth loss or jawbone necrosis, but when bacteria from gum disease enters the bloodstream, health risks include:
- Heart attack and stroke
- Pancreatic and breast cancers
- Liver and kidney failure
Pregnant women with gum disease are at increased risk for premature birth,
The placement of dental implants at our Palm Beach Gardens office is virtually painless. Thanks to advancements in both implant technology and topical anesthetics, we are able to place dental implants without heavy sedation and, while some mild discomfort may linger for a day or two following implant placement, over-the-counter medications are typically enough to address the problem until it subsides on its own.
We meet with many patients who have lost hope for their teeth. Years of decay, gum disease, or failed treatments have left them with broken crowns, missing teeth, or uncomfortable dentures. But we always have good news…your days of having a healthy smile don’t have to be over!