Leaky gums

Dr. Molayem believes that Oral health is intimately interconnected to the overall health of an individual.

Leaky gums

The inflammation highway to the rest of the body

Healthy gums are gatekeepers for the body. They provide a tight protective seal around each tooth. Gum inflammation breaks the seal, allowing oral bacteria and powerful inflammation molecules to enter the blood.

On average, it only takes 45 seconds for the blood to live the heart, circulate throughout the body, and return to the heart.

That means that toxic products released through leaky gums reach the rest of the body in less than a minute.

This is not a once-off process. In leaky gums, inflammation products are chronically produced around the clock. Also, oral bacteria are constantly multiplying in the biofilm. These toxic products find an open gateway to the body in leaky gums, day and night.

Once in the blood, these products can cause havoc in other organs and systems in the body. Studies show that leaky gums can affect:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Obesity
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Pregnancy outcomes
  • Auto-immune conditions
  • Kidney disease
  • Lung conditions

In the mouth, leaky gums cause mild bleeding and inflammation that lead to the destruction of the jaw bone. Other signs can include foul taste, bad breath, receding gums, and tooth sensitivity.

If left unattended, it can have disastrous consequences, such as loose teeth, bite problems, and eventual tooth loss.

The great news is: leaky gums can be treated to stop the local inflammation, which stops the damage to other body organs and general conditions.

Dr. Molayem Is A Widely Recognized And Respected Periodontist & Implant Surgeon

Focusing His Time And Energy In Providing Life-Changing Dentistry To His Patients

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