The correlation between oral and physical health has become more and more evident over the last several years. Surveys have supported the conclusion that people who suffer from various medical conditions also have a tendency for dental health issues. The connection between diabetes and gum disease is a prime example.

Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease. It is associated with a severe inflammation of the gums. This inflammation or infection, makes it more difficult for the body to control blood sugar levels which is a big factor in the ability to manage diabetes.

Gum infections are often associated with inflammations of the blood vessels blocking the flow of blood to various parts of the body. This blockage can cause a rise in blood pressure which can lead to heart attack or stroke.

As with most other health concerns early treatment is key to controlling gum disease. If it is diagnosed in the early stage of gingivitis treatment is pretty straightforward. Efforts will be made to step up the quality of the patient’s oral health care habits both at home and professionally. Regular six month checkups and professional cleanings will be scheduled in order to better control the plaque buildup that encourages gum disease.

The best thing you can do to protect against gum disease and its possible side effects is to improve your oral health care. Read more about the dental savings plan offered by Dental Care Associates in Minot on the website