The inflammatory reaction that is caused by bacteria found in dental plaque is very destructive to your gums and bone. This same inflammatory reaction may also provide a link between periodontal disease and other serious diseases such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, ischemic stroke, and the incidence of pre-term and low birth weight delivery.
Fortunately, there is evidence that the successful treatment of periodontal disease may improve the control of these conditions by reducing the amount of inflammation in your mouth. Controlling your periodontal disease can make it easier for you to control diabetes.
Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine reported that periodontal treatment may help reverse atherosclerosis.
Dr. Sarosh Dastoor works very closely with your referring doctor in coordinating and communicating about your periodontal disease treatment.