Periodontal Disease

Periodontal Disease and Reducing Inflammation

Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a chronic inflammatory condition in which plaque bacteria accumulate below the gum line. Over time, the inflammatory response to the bacteria can cause the erosion of gum tissue and supporting bone. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. The good news is that through such treatments as scaling and root planing, a periodontist can help you reduce the inflammation in your gums. There are a few [...]

Periodontal Disease and Reducing Inflammation2019-12-02T02:50:29+00:00

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

About the Conditions Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S., affecting nearly 26 million Americans. Diabetes causes the body not to produce or properly supply insulin, a hormone needed to convert sugar (or glucose) into energy. People with diabetes may experience a host of other systemic complications, including periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an inflammatory response to a bacterial infection in the gums. If left untreated, the disease may cause damage to [...]

Periodontal Disease and Diabetes2019-12-02T02:44:15+00:00