Periodontal Disease and Diabetes

November 28, 2008 9:54 pm Published by

Our New York City dental practice has considered the systemic (whole body) relationship of dental disease for over two decades.  We have been obtaining periodontal cultures of patients with advanced gum disease, based upon the early work of Dr. Max Listgarten, since 1988.  The recent discovery of diabetes in a patient based initially on periodontal (gum) diagnosis is a case in point.  The Center for Special Dentistry is proud to work with Dr. Keith Berkowitz at the Center for Balanced Health in mid-town NYC.  The fasting glucose tolerance test they performed to diagnose the patient’s diabetes will contribute to the overall health of this 42 year young woman.

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This post was written by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman