Lyme Disease and the Mouth

x-ray infected toothIt just takes a small bite of a tick, but Lyme Disease is so much bigger than a little rash and a small amount of scratching. Lyme Disease can affect an entire person’s system, and give them painful symptoms that can last for months, if not years. For some reason, many of those symptoms are often concentrated around the mouth area, and this can lead many individuals to think that they have some sort of dental infection, rather than realizing that they do in fact have something completely different wrong with them. So why does Lyme Disease always seem to get worse in the mouth?

Well, that is something that we asked Dr Paige Woods, from Brighton Dental, and she took the time to explain to us that unlike many other health problems, Lyme Disease can actually grow and feed from other infections in the body. This means that if there is anything else wrong with the patient, the Lyme Disease is going to capitalize on that and just get worse, and spread even further. When you team this up with the fact that the majority of people are walking round right now with gum disease, tooth decay, and plaque all in their mouth, you start to realize that people with Lyme Disease need to start paying a lot more attention to their dental hygiene.

As soon as you realize this, however, there is an immediate benefit: the quicker that you treat the infection problems in your mouth, the sooner that you can start to get your Lyme Disease under control. They are truly connected, so when one starts to get treated by Dr Paige Woods or another dentist from Brighton Dental, you will start to see a slow and gradual improvement in your Lyme Disease symptoms.

To book an appointment with Dr. Woods for a free consultation, call (619) 359-6569.

Lyme Disease and the Mouth
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