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Periodontal Disease and Health - Advanced Periodontics

Periodontal Disease
and Health

Periodontal Disease
and Health


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Periodontal Disease and Health

Oral health is an excellent indicator of overall health. In fact, research has identified periodontal disease — infection of the tissues that support the teeth — as a factor in a number of serious health problems. The bacteria that cause periodontal disease can enter the bloodstream, where they travel to major organs and cause harm in other areas of the body.

Periodontal disease has been linked to:

  • Increased risk of heart attack or stroke
  • Increased risk of heart disease
  • Greater complications in those who have diabetes, osteoporosis or respiratory disease
  • Increased risk of having pre-term, low birth weight babies

The good news is that a trained periodontist can help assess and treat periodontal disease before it causes serious problems.

A periodontal evaluation is an excellent investment in your oral health as well as your overall health. A periodontal evaluation is especially recommended for those who:

Contact us today to learn more about the relationship between periodontal disease and overall health or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dehni.


New Bedford

930 Pleasant Street
New Bedford, MA 02740


342 Gifford Street, Unit 2A
Falmouth, MA 02540

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