Are Systemic Diseases Linked To Periodontal Disease?

Cosmetic Dentist Marielaina Perrone DDS

Periodontal disease, comes in two (2) forms gingivitis (earliest form and reversible) and periodontitis (treatable but non reversible), is an infection of the gums caused by bacteria found in plaque. Recent studies have shown between 50-75% of people have some form of periodontal disease. More statistics show that approximately 30% of Americans are at an increased risk…

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Are Arthritis and Periodontal Disease Linked?

Arthritis and periodontal disease are generally not thought of as occurring together. We generally think of these inflammatory diseases individually, without much thought as to how they are affected by other diseases or how they may exacerbate disease in the body. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory disease in which our own cells attack the…

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