1888PressRelease - Dr. Murillo, DDS, cautions that bad breath may mean more than just embarrassing odor; it can also be a sign of advanced periodontal disease, which may be linked to other serious conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
San Diego, Calif. - From her San Diego-based practice offering general, restorative and cosmetic dental services for the whole family, Dr. Murillo, DDS, cautions that bad breath may mean more than just embarrassing odor; it can also be a sign of advanced periodontal disease, which may be linked to other serious conditions such as stroke, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. So, early diagnosis and treatment are key.
"Four out of five people have periodontal disease and don't know it," says Maricela Murillo. "That's because the condition is usually painless in the early stages. But, when it comes to periodontal disease, the lack of pain doesn't equate to the absence of a problem."
Periodontal disease is caused by a build-up of plaque around the tooth. Plaque is a sticky film consisting of food debris, bacteria and saliva. Over time, if not addressed, it turns into calculus (tartar). When plaque and calculus are not removed, they begin to destroy the gums and bone that supports the teeth, resulting in periodontal disease.
"Typically, patients only realize they have the disease when they experience red, swollen and bleeding gums," explains Dr. Murillo. "However, there are several other symptoms of periodontal disease that can serve as warning signs."
According to Dr. Murillo, these include:
• Loose teeth
• New spacing between teeth caused by bone loss
• Persistent bad breath
• Pus around the teeth and gums
• Receding gums
• Tenderness or discomfort
Since periodontal disease is the number one reason for tooth loss, patients experiencing any of these symptoms should visit their dentist for evaluation as soon as possible. Not only can early treatment such as a cleaning or scaling prevent further oral health problems, it can also help protect against other serious health consequences.
"Research suggests there may be a link between the inflammation and bacteria associated with periodontal disease and other conditions such as stroke, bacterial pneumonia, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and increased risk during pregnancy," adds Dr. Murillo. "So it's important to treat periodontal disease early to prevent further health complications."
Good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits can help reduce the risk of developing periodontal disease. Dr. Murillo, DDS offers comprehensive services to prevent, diagnose and treat people suffering from periodontal disease and achieve optimal dental health. For more information, visit http://www.mmdentalcare.com/.
About Dr. Murillo, DDS
The state-of-the-art practice of Dr. Murillo, DDS is based in San Diego and offers general, restorative and cosmetic dental services to help the whole family achieve and maintain long-term dental health and a beautiful smile. Among the comprehensive list of services Dr. Murillo offers are: bonding, veneers, gum treatment, orthodontics, crowns and bridges, as well as sleep apnea and TMJ services. Dr. Murillo and her team use the most modern technology to deliver the highest quality dental care, including digital x-rays, laser technology for whitening and periodontal procedures, all ceramic metal free crowns, and white fillings. For more information, visit www.mmdentalcare.com or call 619.582.5380.
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