At the office of Roger Anderson DDS, we are committed to helping you achieve and maintain excellent oral health. Our dentist and team are aware of how closely connected your dental health is to your overall health, and offer comprehensive, personalized treatments to help prevent dental problems from developing, and to help you restore your oral health after the damage has been done.
Your oral and overall health are more closely connected than you realize. Dental conditions, such as tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease, oral cancer, TMJ disorders, and malocclusions have an effect on the overall health and function of your body.
For example, periodontal disease has been linked to a number of systemic conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, respiratory disease, osteoporosis, and pregnancy complications. Research has proven that gum disease can increase the risk of developing these problems, and can in fact exacerbate these conditions when they already exist. Conversely, these conditions also worsen or raise the risk of developing periodontal disease.
Thousands of people each year develop oral cancer. When diagnosed early enough, oral cancer is easily treatable, and treatments have a high success rate. If undiagnosed and untreated, however, it can be fatal.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint – also known as the jaw joint) disorders affect not only your jaw, but all the muscles in your orofacial region, and can often cause you to experience migraines and headaches, muscle fatigue, and pain in your neck and upper back.
Our practice is dedicated to helping you manage these and other dental conditions, and regain your oral health and function. We want your mouth to be healthy and your smile to remain beautiful for a lifetime.
We welcome you to contact us at 303-232-6205 to learn more about dental care in Lakewood, Colorado, and surrounding areas and schedule your consultation with Dr. Roger Anderson.