At West Calgary Periodontics we offer Periodontal Disease Therapy. Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a condition that causes progressive destruction of the jaw bone that supports your teeth. Specific bacteria in your mouth over-activate your immune system, which results in the destruction of the jaw, as your immune system tries to clear the bacteria from your mouth. The destruction and loss of jaw bone eventually leads to tooth loss.
Besides affecting your mouth, emerging research is confirming the link between periodontal disease and other health conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pneumonia, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, infection of prosthetic joints, pregnancy complications, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and kidney, pancreatic, and blood cancers.