Dental Disease Dentist Charlotte NC North Carolina Holistic
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Dental Disease includes:
There are two issues with dental disease. First, the local damage that it causes in the mouth and jaw structures. Second, the damage it causes in the rest of the body.
An important concept for our patients to understands is that Microbes and inflammatory chemicals from damaged tissue leaches into the blood stream and cause inflammation and damage to the rest of the body.
Microbes (e.g. bacteria) and inflammatory chemicals
In the Charlotte NC area like everywhere else in the world, the most ubiquitous (common) result of chronic inflammation in the body is atheroma formation (atherosclerosis) or heart disease. Everyone has it to various degrees. Atherosclerosis causes heart attacks and strokes.
An important fact my patients need to understand is that there is direct relationship between dental infection and inflammation and cardiovascular disease.
As a concerned dentist, I am constantly stressing the relationship between dental disease and systemic disease.
A disease is an abnormal condition affecting the body of an organism. It is often construed to be a medical condition associated with specific symptoms and signs. It may be caused by external factors, such as infectious disease, or it may be caused by internal dysfunctions, such as autoimmune diseases. In humans, disease is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, suffering, distress, dysfunction, social problems, and/or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person. In this broader sense, it sometimes includes injuries, disabilities, disorders, syndromes, infections, isolated symptoms, deviant behaviors, and atypical variations of structure and function, while in other contexts and for other purposes these may be considered distinguishable categories. Diseases usually affect people not only physically, but also emotionally, as contracting and living with many diseases can alter one's perspective on life, and their personality.
Death due to disease is called death by natural causes. There are four main types of Disease: pathogenic, deficiency, hereditary, and physiological.
Diseases can also be classified as communicable and non-communicable disease.