Periodontal Disease and Cancer

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA

Gum disease does more than cause discomfort and tooth loss. It is increasingly being linked to raising the risk of cancer. The more severe your gum disease, the greater the cancer risk but even moderate gum disease could increase your chances of certain cancers by rates in the double digits. If you are at risk for cancer, it’s something you should, clearly, take seriously. You might be surprised to find out that your oral health could be putting you at increased risk for cancer. Here at Integrative Dental Arts in Agoura Hills, California, Dr. Kathleen Carson  strives to give patients a smile they can be proud to show the world. Offering help for gum disease as well as helping you with gum disease prevention will also help lower your risk of several types of cancer.

Cancer Risk and Gum Disease

Research has shown that gum disease could raise your risk of cancer of the pancreas, kidneys, lungs, blood, and more. Fighting an ongoing infection has a negative impact on your immune system and the active bacteria in your mouth enter the bloodstream on a continuous basis. At Integrative Dental Arts, we serve Agoura Hills and surrounding area and can help you prevent or treat periodontal disease. Whether you have gingivitis or not, it’s important to take good care of your oral health as well as keep up with regular dental exams that can help identify problems with gums early.

Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention at Integrative Dental Arts

We strive to provide minimally invasive and comfortable periodontal treatment options. Gum disease isn’t just linked to cancer; poor periodontal health can put you at increased risk for coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, can cause complications for diabetes, could put you at risk for
pregnancy complications, and the list goes on. The more we learn about periodontal disease, the more passionate we are about helping our Integrative Dental Arts patients avoid it. Whether you are someone at risk for cancer already or simply want to ensure that your gum health doesn’t have a negative impact on your overall health, we would be happy to provide a periodontal consultation.

Dr. Kathleen Carson and the team at Integrative Dental Arts strive to give each and every patient the treatment they deserve. Call us today at (818) 818-0400 to find out how we can help you achieve a smile that will have you shining brighter than ever before!