Prostrate Disease and Dentistry

Those with prostrate disease need to be on the lookout for gum disease, according to recent study results conducted by researchers at Case Western Reserve University.

The study involved thirty five patients with prostrate disease, or prostatitis. Those participants with severe prostatitis showed signs of periodontal disease, such as, gum bleeding, and depth in pockets between the teeth and gums. These are the signs of periodontal disease. There is no cure for periodontal disease, but it can be managed to prevent tooth loss over time. Periodontal disease has also been linked to cardiovascular disease, stroke, and other quality of life threatening diseases.

Management for gum disease begins at home with a proper dental regimen. This includes:

If you are interested in general dentistry or cosmetic dentistry, contact Dr. Mark Sweeney, an Austin Texas cosmetic dentist, for a consultation at 512-380-1300.