Periodontal Disease & Your Overall Health
The infectious and inflammatory burden of chronic periodontial disease (periodontitis) is thought to have an important impact on our general health. Current research shows that periodontitis is associated with an increased likelihood of heart disease, it may influence the severity of diabetes and can result in pre-term babies with low birth weights.
Healthy Smile, Healthy Heart
Periodontal disease elevates the inflammatory burden on the individual and can increase your risk of coronary heart disease and stroke.
Diabetes and Periodontitis
It has been well established and widely researched that there is a significant link between periodontal disease and diabetes. Poorly controlled periodontal disease can increase the severity of diabetes and complicates the control of blood sugar levels. Inversely, well-maintained periodontal disease can result in better diabetic control.
It is well known that diabetics are more prone to infections and are more likely to have periodontal disease but recent evidence suggests that periodontal disease can worsen pre-diabetic conditions.
Pregnancy and Periodontitis
Current research has implicated periodontal disease as a causative factor in pre-term and low birth weight babies.