Current research show a link between systemic disease processes such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and pregnancy complications with periodontal (gum) disease. The inflammatory process involved in gingivitis and periodontitis correlates with other inflammatory vascular diseases. The best approach to prevent gum problems and potential systemic complications is prevention and early detection.
A thorough periodontal exam and professional cleaning combined with good home care are the most effective measures we can take to prevent problems. Early intervention in problem areas and continuing evaluation allow us to maintain health with the most conservative means available. Healthy gums and supporting bone are the key to strong, healthy teeth and optimal overall wellness.