Healthy teeth and gums were always important as a part of good health, but we’re learning so much more now about the whole body connection to your mouth, especially your gums. The bacteria from gum disease can get into your bloodstream and complicate conditions like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In turn, high blood sugar due to diabetes can feed the bacteria in your gums, contributing to periodontal disease.
We treat gum disease with our ultrasonic scalers that remove plaque from your teeth and root surfaces. We can also prescribe Arestin®, an antibiotic, or give you PerioProtect® trays that fit snugly over your teeth, sealing in medication to reach areas that toothbrushes or other treatments can’t.