Posts Tagged ‘ gum disease ’

The Intriguing Connection Between Arthritis and Gum Disease

It seems that evidence mounts daily identifying a link between your oral health and the health of the rest of your body. In this blog article we will explore the specific connection between your gum health and Arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease affecting about 1.5 million \ Americans that causes chronic inflammation […]

Treating Difficult Areas of Periodontal Disease

Dear Doctor, I’ve been having gum treatment for years, but there are teeth in my mouth that are still losing bone support. My periodontist has suggested localized antibiotics in these areas. Is this a good idea? Dear Eric, The goal of any periodontal treatment (“peri” – around; “odont” – tooth) is to keep the supporting […]