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Dangers of Gum Disease in Burnaby, BC

Dangers of Gum Disease Burnaby, BCThere are millions of germs that live in your mouth. If you suffer from gum disease, you have open wounds in your gums that allow the bacteria to enter directly into your blood stream and circulate throughout your body. Some of the bacteria normally found in the mouth enter your bloodstream through infected gums and can relocate to other parts of your body with the potential of creating disease in organs and systems.


Much research is being done to investigate if a definitive link exists between periodontal disease and other systemic illnesses. Many of the results are inconclusive; however, research has shown some links between periodontal disease and heart disease, ischemic stroke, respiratory disease, head and neck cancer, kidney disease, diabetes, and increased risk of pre-term delivery.

Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for the majority of adults in the United States. Losing your teeth, however, is not the only danger of this disease.

When you have gum disease, there is an active, living infection in your mouth. This infection releases toxins to the entire body through the blood vessels in your mouth causing a variety of health-related issues.

Dr. Benny Yee, located in Burnaby, BC, is a general dentist who provides dental care to Burnaby patients. This Port Moody dentist offers procedures including pediatric dental care, gum disease surgery, wisdom teeth removal, and aesthetic dentist care. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!





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Owner: Dr. Benny Yee
Clinicians:
  • Dr. Fatemeh Basij, General Dentist
  • Dr. Richard Kofsky, General Dentist
  • Dr. Jaspal Girn, Certified Specialist in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dr. Yi Yang, Certified Specialist in Periodontics
Unit 140-8960 University High St
Burnaby, BC V5A 4Y6
Phone: (778) 370-4127
  
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