Gum Disease and Other Diseases
Historically, bacteria were thought to be the culprit linking periodontal diseases with the development of diseases in the general body. However, recent studies have indicated that inflammation may be to blame for the association. Treating inflammation can not only prevent periodontal disease from becoming progressively worse, managing periodontal disease can also help contain various chronic inflammatory conditions.
Contact our periodontist in Los Angeles for more information about the link between gum disease and other systematic diseases.