93% is a pretty profound number considering the decades that have gone by without someone taking notice of the correlation between periodontal disease and diabetes. Fortunately, we have come to the time when the connection has been made. Research now shows us that with advanced periodontal treatment, dental professionals can lower A1c levels as well as most medications without all the terrible side effects.
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dental professional instead of ingesting a lifetime of drugs with side effects. Nonsurgical periodontal treatment improves glycemic control in Type 2 diabetes. And, advanced periodontal treatment has been shown to reduce health complications for patients with diabetes, reducing annual healthcare costs by as much as 25%.
It isn’t just diabetes that has a correlation with periodontal disease. Seventy-five percent of heart attacks and most strokes are known to be caused by plaque rupture and blood clots, not merely the narrowing of arteries. By reducing inflammation in the body with advanced professional dental care and advanced home care, diabetes, heart attacks and strokes – the three major life-threatening conditions we are plagued with – can often be brought back into the “safe zone.”
Three screenings are required to see if you are at risk for heart attacks, strokes and diabetes. A simple new finger stick test called the Heart Smart ScreenTM allows dental professionals to determine all three factors of inflammation. This can be done right in the dental office. Find out if your dental professional provides the Heart Smart ScreenTM. We have been providing our patients with this life-saving screening since we found out about it. Give our office a call and schedule your screening today.