Diabetics Get Help From Gum TreatmentOral Health and Oral Hygiene
Researchers have recently discovered a connection regarding gum disease and different areas of the body that were not considered in the past. One example is the association of periodontitis with increased risk of stroke and heart disease. Periodontitis is an infection and inflammation of the bones and ligaments that create a foundation for the teeth.
People with periodontitis have an increased chance of having a stroke or developing heart disease.
Another discovery made by researchers is that the treatment of periodontal disease in diabetics can decrease their insulin levels. The link is based on the inflammation that results from bacterial infections in the mouth which leads to chemical changes that lessen the effectiveness of the production of insulin that the body produces. The outcome is diabetics experiencing more challenges in controlling their blood sugar if they have periodontitis.
Gum disease is a very big threat to dental health and overall health.
Prevention is the most ideal way to deal with gum disease. Daily brushing, flossing and consistent dental appointment are great prevention measures. The periodontist we have on staff at our office at All Dental is meticulous in identifying and addressing oral health issues such as periodontal disease. If you are identified as having periodontitis, he will establish a treatment plan that will ensure your mouth will be cleared of infection.
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