FAQS - Periodontics
FAQS - Periodontics

  What is a periodontist?
  What is periodontal
    gum disease?

  Types of periodontal

  When should I see a

  Periodontal disease and
    diabetes relationship

  Periodontal disease and
    heart disease relationship

  Periodontal disease and
    stroke relationship

  Signs and symptoms of
    periodontal disease

  Causes of periodontal


FAQs - Periodontics

Periodontal disease and heart disease relationship

Dental ImplantsPeople with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from heart disease (coronary artery disease). Once oral bacteria enter the bloodstream they can contribute to clot formation or swelling of the coronary arteries. Periodontal disease can exacerbate existing heart conditions.

Dr. Aufderheide is a periodontist that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease and the placement of dental implants.

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