Perio Disease Affect Other Parts of Your Body?
In some cases, the oral cavity will show systemic disease
before [other] detection is possible. Ongoing research seeks to confirm three different
links between periodontal disease and systemic disease. The first is that a systemic
disease, such as diabetes, causes periodontal disease. The second is that periodontal
disease increases the risk for a systemic disease, such as heart disease and stroke. The
third is that a person with diabetes who controls sugar intake can control periodontal
disease and vice-versa.