There is a distinct relationship between oral health and overall health. Certain oral health disorders can increase your risk of systemic illnesses, while some chronic health conditions may increase your risk for oral disease. In some cases, the relationship is cyclical. For example, diabetics are more susceptible to gum disease, and gum disease can be a factor in developing diabetes.
Attending Preventive Dental Care visits with Dr. Jay Ajmo can lead to early diagnosis of a host of oral and general health issues, giving you an opportunity for early intervention and improved overall health. Dr. Ajmo and his staff at PGA Dentistry look forward to helping you stay healthy by conducting your in-depth dental exam at our luxurious Palm Beach Gardens dental practice. Contact Us Today to learn more.
Our Commitment to Your Health
In addition to providing exceptional Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, and comprehensive Dental Implant Services, Dr. Ajmo focuses a great deal of attention on helping his patients enjoy optimal oral health. During a regular dental check-up at PGA Dentistry, Dr. Ajmo looks for:
- Signs of dental caries, such as demineralized tooth enamel and decay.
- Signs of gum disease, including deep periodontal pockets, and gums that bleed easily or are red, tender, and swollen. Bad breath, or halitosis, is also a common symptom of gum disease.
- Soft tissue abnormalities that could indicate a number of oral health problems, including viral infections (cold sores) or oral cancer.
- Dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints ( TMJs), often contributing to symptoms such as pain in the face, jaw, neck, or shoulders. Other symptoms include conditions such as chronic headaches or migraines, tinnitus (ringing ears), tingling extremities, and bruxism (teeth grinding).