Periodontist - Cedar Rapids
1909 51st St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
319-294-4800

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Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Cedar Rapids, IA Periodontist
... Related health conditions – Heart disease, diabetes, osteopenia and osteoporosis are highly correlated with periodontitis and periodontal infections...

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FAQs: Keeping Your Mouth Healthy After Gum Disease Treatment
...And since inflammatory conditions like diabetes, arthritis and cardiovascular disease can make periodontal disease worse (and vice versa), keeping these conditions under control will greatly benefit both your oral health and your overall health...

4 Reasons Why You May Need to See a Periodontist for Your Gum Disease
...There are a number of systemic conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease or pregnancy that can affect gum health...

Assessing Your Risk for Severe Gum Disease
...A number of studies indicate people with other inflammatory conditions like heart disease, arthritis or diabetes have a higher risk for gum disease...

Get a Dental Exam as Soon as Possible if you Suspect Gum Disease
...If you have a systemic disease like diabetes it's highly advisable you see a periodontist first if you suspect gum disease...

Proper Cleaning Techniques can Help you Control Chronic Bad Breath
...Chronic halitosis, on the other hand, could have an underlying health cause like periodontal (gum) disease, sinus infections or even systemic illnesses like diabetes...

3 Situations for Seeing a Periodontist
...If you have such a condition like diabetes or cardiovascular disease, you may opt to see a periodontist first for a more comprehensive evaluation...

You may need a Periodontist to Fully Treat Your Gum Disease
...Besides advanced stages of the disease (loose teeth, periodontal pocketing or bone loss) that require surgery or other invasive techniques you may have a particular form that requires advanced treatment, or a secondary condition, like pregnancy or diabetes, which could impact your periodontal condition...

Diabetes and Oral Health: True or False?
November is National Diabetes Month—a time to focus on a disease that affects more than 400 million people around the world...

Put an End to Uncomfortable and Embarrassing Cracked Mouth Corners
... Perleche most often arises from certain mouth conditions, although systemic problems like anemia or diabetes may also cause it...

Gum Disease Could be Affecting More Than Just Your Mouth
...But its detrimental effects can also extend beyond the mouth and worsen other health problems like heart disease or diabetes...

4 Serious Health Conditions That Gum Disease Might Make Worse
... Diabetes...

Treating Gum Disease is Good for Your Whole Body, Not Just Your Mouth
...A gum infection may also increase the body's overall inflammatory response, in turn aggravating other diseases like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis...

4 Simple Things You Can Do to Stop Bad Breath
...Dental diseases like tooth decay or gum disease can also create unpleasant mouth odors, as well as serious conditions like diabetes, kidney infections or certain cancers...

3 Things That Could Help You Avoid Another Round With Gum Disease
...This is similar to other conditions like diabetes, heart disease or rheumatoid arthritis: There’s evidence inflammation elsewhere in the body could worsen a gum infection, and vice-versa...

Managing Diabetes and Gum Disease Together will Lessen the Effect of Both
...Patients with diabetes are at particular high risk for acute forms of gum disease...

Inflammation is a Key Element in Both Oral and Systemic Diseases
...This is especially true for those with diabetes, heart disease or other systemic conditions...

Here's Why Gum Disease Could Be Lurking in Your Mouth Even Now
...Because it's inflammatory in nature, it may also impact the rest of your health, making you more susceptible to diabetes, heart disease or stroke...

Preventing Gum Disease Could Help More Than Your Teeth and Gums
...The consequences of an uncontrolled infection can ripple beyond the mouth and worsen other health problems like diabetes, heart disease or arthritis...

Do This For a Healthier Mouth and Overall Well-Being
...There's some evidence that both tooth decay and periodontal (gum) disease can increase inflammation throughout the body, and worsen conditions like diabetes...

Keeping Gum Disease at Bay Could Help Your Overall Health
...We’re now finding that conditions as varied as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis (which all share a common thread with inflammation) may be affected by gum disease — and vice-versa...

Medication and Heart Disease
...People with medical conditions, such as an eating disorder or diabetes, are often plagued by dry mouth...

Bad Breath (halitosis)
...Bad breath may also be a sign that you have a serious health problem, such as a respiratory tract infection, chronic sinusitis, postnasal drip, chronic bronchitis, diabetes, gastrointestinal disturbance, liver or kidney ailment...