Correlation Between Periodontitis and Erectile Dysfunction May Make Some Men More Serious about Oral Healthcare, says Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center

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The West LA area clinic comments on a recent article that oral hygiene is a key element of overall good health and quality of life in all aspects.

Gingivitis is the milder form of periodontal disease and should be treated quickly before further damage is done.

The study only provides further confirmation of what many already know: good oral hygiene can help to limit or prevent a number of serious health issues.

A March 12 article on Yahoo News reported on a preliminary study that found a strong correlation between periodontitis and erectile dysfunction in men. Though this was an initial study with a small sample size of only 80 men, 74 percent of the group—all of whom suffered from erectile dysfunction—also suffered from periodontitis. Moreover, those who had more advanced forms of periodontitis also tended to have more severe erectile dysfunction. Beverly Hills Periodontist & Dental Implant Center says that the study only provides further confirmation of what many already know: good oral hygiene can help to limit or prevent a number of serious health issues.

The oral care center notes that periodontitis – a more advanced form of gingivitis (gum disease) is a rather serious gum infection that can degrade both soft tissue (gums) and the bone structure that supports the teeth. This can cause teeth local to the area to become loose or even fall out – in addition to the dangers related to essentially having an open wound in a patient’s mouth. Beverly Hills Periodontist & Dental Implant Center adds that, despite the severity of the disease, periodontitis it is a fairly common affliction and, fortunately, there are many effective treatments available. In less severe cases, debridement is often enough to treat the condition, it says. However, more advanced cases may require surgeries such as soft tissue grafting or even bone tissue grafting, says the clinic. If periodontitis causes too much degradation in the bone, the structure will be unable to support dental implants to replace missing or damaged teeth. This can lead to further complications necessitating more advanced surgery and treatment, often over a long period of time, the clinic notes.

The good news is that periodontitis is an easy condition to avoid or treat so long as patients are adamant about their oral hygiene habits and visit a dental or periodontal professional at the first sign of an ailment, not when the pain or discomfort becomes too unbearable, says Beverly Hills Periodontist & Dental Implant Center. If patients wait too long to see a periodontist, they could be unnecessarily placing themselves in greater danger. The clinic says that the same is also true in regards to the need for dental implants. Missing or damaged teeth can result in the same type of bone degradation mentioned above, not to mention that most people find it aesthetically displeasing and embarrassing, he adds. Ultimately, the center suggests, with all the potential trouble related to poor oral health care, skipping the next office visit may be a choice some men and women may live to regret.

Readers who would like to find out more about the services of Dr. Peiman Soleymani and his team of oral healthcare professionals are encouraged to visit Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center’s website at Alternatively, it can be reached by telephone at (310) 275-4606.

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