GERD: Why You Should Know About It

GERD is a problem that seems like it’s isolated to your stomach. However, it’s important that if you’re suffering from this issue, you recognize it can actually affect your entire digestive system, which begins with your mouth, so your oral health is at risk! Have you received a diagnosis for gastroesophageal reflux disease? Have you read up on the symptoms and it sounds an awful lot like your experiences? If so, we have some suggestions we strongly encourage you to consider.

Talk With Your Doctor

First and foremost, it is absolutely essential to talk with your doctor. It’s not generally a problem that will just clear up. This is because something is causing acid from your stomach to move backward and up your esophagus rather than remaining in place. Your esophageal sphincter (a small set of muscles) that should remain closed ends up opening. Diet can have an impact, as can injury, and other concerns. Treatment is available, so begin as soon as possible to protect your oral health (and your body).

Schedule A Dental Visit

Why schedule a dental visit to talk about GERD with us in addition to seeing your doctor? Whether you realize it or not, if your smile has been exposed to any of your stomach acids, it’s time for us to examine your teeth and gums. Acids are harsh and can strip teeth of enamel, while irritating gums. Let us see you for a checkup, so we can handle any damage (or make sure you’re doing your best to prevent it).

Don’t Let GERD Get In The Way Of Oral Health

Come in for a checkup if you’re suffering from GERD, so we can ensure your oral health is kept safe. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.