Health and Wellness

Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, is a chronic inflammatory disease of the tissues that support the teeth including the gums and bone. Nearly half of the American adult population (47%) have chronic periodontitis. Periodontal disease affects much more than just the mouth. Oral health and systemic health are interdependent.

  • Poor oral health affect systemic health
  • Systemic health has effects on oral health
  • Poor oral health my suggest systemic problems

Inflammation is implicated in many chronic diseases and may be one of the key links between oral and systemic health.

The following is a list of systemic conditions that are considered to have a central inflammatory component.

  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Atherosclerotic vascular disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Adverse pregnancy outcomes