Earlier Periodontal Treatment Leads to Lower Medical Costs
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
If you have periodontal disease, then you have a much higher risk for: Heart Attack (2 x higher), Stroke (3 x higher), Oral Cancer (4 x higher), Osteoporosis (2 x higher). Plus you have a higher risk for diabetes, respiratory disease, stomach ulcer, obesity and other diseases. Pregnant women with periodontal disease have the risk of low birth weight babies and spontaneous pre-term births.
We all know rising costs of medical care are astounding when you are faced with treating a chronic disease. By having regular dental check ups and cleanings, you can greatly reduce your chances of having periodontal disease, and be diagnosed earlier if you do develop it. Early detection and treatment will improve your overall health. Better health equals lower health costs overall.
Stay healthy, stay current with your dental check ups!