Dentistry has been around for many more years than any of us have been alive. Evidence of dental implants dates back 4,000 years ago, in ancient China, where carved bamboo sticks were used to replace missing teeth. A couple millennia later in 2.000 BC, Egyptians were treating teeth affected by periodontitis with the help of gold wiring. At Cedarbrae Dental, your Scarborough dentist proudly continues the tradition but with modern, minimally-invasive techniques.
Did you know that dental problems can lead to other, more serious health issues?
Oral health problems – Many and dangerous
Oral health issues have always been around, except now we are way better prepared regarding our approach to care. There is no doubt that having poor oral hygiene can lead to a vast array of health problems.
As any Scarborough dentist knows, the most common problems associated with insufficient oral hygiene include:
The common treatments for cavities are fillings, root canal, extractions, tooth implants and so on. When left untreated, cavities can cause the inflammation of the tooth’s pulp, resulting in abscesses, swelling and a great deal of pain. Common treatment options include fillings, root canal, and tooth extractions.
- Gum Infections And Periodontal Disease
The accumulation of bacteria in the gum will eventually cause it to infect, resulting in gingivitis and, in its more severe forms, periodontitis. Both of these affections cause gum bleeding and increased gum sensitivity, gum retraction and, eventually, tooth loss. Not to mention the risk for bacteria to infect the bloodstream and affect the rest of the major organs in the body.
Chronic tooth pain can be quite excruciating when left untreated. In some cases, dental problems can cause infections that will affect the trigeminal nerve, spanning across the jawline, all the way towards the ear, across the cheekbone and the eye socket.
- Additional Health Problems
If oral bacteria from gum infections ends up in the bloodstream, it can contribute to heart disease, stroke, erectile dysfunction, prostatitis, and other health conditions.
This is obvious evidence that a Scarborough dentist is more than just someone who’s an expert at teeth fillings and extractions. A Cedarbrae Dental specialist is going to help preserve your smile and look out for your overall health at all times.Scarborough Dentist
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