Richardson, TX (PRWEB) March 09, 2014
During Gum Disease Awareness Month Dr. Kerry M. Goad focuses on gum health and offers the new Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) as treatment for Richardson area patients suffering with gum disease. The symptoms of gum disease are sometimes only obvious at an advanced stage of infection, but some gum disease symptoms that should never be ignored include bleeding gums and receding gums.
Gum disease has reached an epidemic level in the United States as well as around the world. Millions of Americans suffer from gum disease each year, but only a very small percentage of those suffering seek treatment. In light of Gum Disease Awareness Month, it is important to know that gum disease has been linked to other serious health complications like heart disease, diabetes, pancreatic cancer, and low birth-weight babies. Gum disease has also been shown to aggravate existing heart conditions, as well as make people more prone to getting heart disease without any pre-existing heart conditions.
Periodontal disease is associated with heart disease and has been shown to increase heart complications. Many dental professionals and scientists believe that the inflammation that occurs in periodontal disease could be responsible for its association with heart disease. In one study that examined the relationship of gum disease and stroke, it was found that people diagnosed with acute cerebrovascular ischemia were more likely to have gum disease than those who did not.
In light of Gum Disease Awareness Month it is important for patients suffering with gum disease symptoms, like bleeding gums, to get it treated as soon as possible. To learn more about Goad Dental and their dental services visit their website at http://www.dallasgumsurgery.com and call (972) 690-6653.
About the Doctor
Goad Dental is a general practice offering patients personalized dental care in Richardson, TX. Dr. Kerry M. Goad received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. He completed advanced training in restorative dentistry at the L. D. Pankey Institute in Key Biscayne, Florida, and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP® FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease treatment. To learn more about Goad Dental and their dental services visit their website at http://www.dallasgumsurgery.com and call (972) 690-6653.