There are numerous medical conditions that may be detected by your Brisbane dentist by simply checking your mouth. These include Chron’s disease, Oral Cancer, HIV and Gum disease (which has been linked to Cardiovascular Disease and hence Heart Attacks and Stroke). These medical conditions exhibit oral symptoms that your dentist may detect before it advances to a more serious stage.
For example of another medical condition: ill fitting dentures in postmenopausal women can be a sign of osteoporosis. According to studies, postmenopausal women who suffer from osteoporosis need to change dentures three times more compared to women without osteoporosis. If bone loss is severe, it will be difficult and nearly impossible to make functional, good-fitting dentures.
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Some of the many diseases in the mouth are not always easy to detect but in situations such as an Oral Cancer, early diagnosis can obviously be vital. This is one of the reasons why regular dental visits are essential. Since diseases such as osteoporosis can be risk factors for ill fitting dentures and tooth loss, and Mouth Ulcers at times can be a possible indication of diseases including Chron’s Disease, your dentist in Brisbane can refer you to a physician for medical assessment if he/she suspects that you have such medical conditions.
When you visit your dentist in Brisbane, make sure that the medical history you provide is thorough. Mention everything about your health even if you think it’s something that doesn’t relate to your oral health. For any concerns about your oral health, come and visit Dental On Park. Call us on (07) 3369 8300 or book your appointment online and claim your FREE dental consultation today!
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