Periodontal Pocket Reduction

Now that you know well what periodontal disease is and what it can do to our oral health, let’s take a look at the option of periodontal pocket reduction as our secondary and tertiary care.

This is a normally healthy mouth from daily brushing and flossing. The gum is light pink and fits snugly around the teeth. Once plague and tartar build up on the exposed surface of the teeth, the gums will become inflamed and start pulling away from the teeth, causing bacteria invested gum pockets like the image shown below.

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The Association Between Gum Disease and Diabetes

Did you know that gum disease can make it harder to manage diabetes?
If you have diabetes you are twice as likely to develop gum disease, and gum disease makes it more difficult to control blood sugar.

Keep your mouth clean and healthy:

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