Gum Disease and Health

Research shows periodontal disease is linked to the development of serious health problems, including heart disease, diabetes and more.  If you, or someone you care about has periodontal disease, gum disease treatment should begin right away.

Why treatment of periodontal disease could save your life.  According to research, the harmful bacteria responsible for causing periodontal disease can also get into the bloodstream and release factors which may contribute to chronic illness of many body systems.

People with diabetes are at a higher risk of developing problems related to periodontal disease and it is harder to fight gum infections once they do develop. Blood sugar can be more challenging to control.

Gum disease even has an impact on infants. Research indicates that a mothers’ periodontal disease may contribute to the statistic of one in eight premature or below average weight births.  If you are pregnant, ask NYC periodontist Dr. Kissel for information about periodontal disease and your pregnancy.

Take care of periodontal disease now.  Brush and floss your teeth after meals – or at least twice a day – and visit your periodontist for regular periodontal maintenance. Teach children the importance of keeping their teeth healthy too. If you do have signs of periodontal disease, NYC periodontist Dr. Scott Kissel can make your gums and teeth strong and healthy again – and that can help keep the rest of your body strong and healthy too.


For more information about how periodontal disease can affect you and your family’s health, please call NYC periodontist Dr. Kissel today. We’re here to help.