7690 W. Flagler St. Miami, FL 33144

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Cardio Health and Perio

Some studies show that people with periodontal disease have a greater possibility of being diagnosed with heart disease than those without periodontal disease. Researchers suspect that’s because inflammation is a characteristic of both periodontal and heart disease.

Diabetes and Perio

If you have diabetes, you have an increased risk of developing periodontal disease. Diabetes contributes to periodontal disease in several ways. It can lower your body’s ability to fight off infection and can slow healing, it causes dry mouth, and often results in high blood sugar levels.

Alternatives in Perio Medications

After your scaling and root planing procedure, we may administer medication to control the infection and promote healing. Depending on your particular case, we may use Arestin, Atridox, or Periostat to administer antibiotics, or Periochip to deliver chlorhexidine.

3 Month Recare Procedure

Periodontal disease cannot be cured; it can only be controlled. That's why we need to examine you every three months.

Diagnosing Periodontal Disease

To determine if you have periodontal disease, we perform a thorough examination which includes taking X-rays to determine how much bone has been lost. We measure the depth of the pockets with a probe. A reading of more than three millimeters could be a sign of periodontal disease, and we’ll pay careful attention to those areas.

Scaling & Root Planing Procedure

The goal of scaling and root planing is to eliminate the source of periodontal infection.

Pregnancy and Perio

When you're pregnant, your hormonal activity increases. That can lead to a number of oral conditions. Increased levels of estrogen and progesterone can make it easier for bacteria in plaque to grow. Bleeding gums are common during this time, and you may develop pregnancy gingivitis.


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