Your oral health is strongly linked to your overall well-being, which means that oral diseases can contribute to and worsen other health concerns. Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is linked to many serious health risks, such as respiratory disease, heart disease and stroke. Patients who are currently experiencing diabetes, osteoporosis, or pregnancy have a higher risk of developing gum disease. Dr. Sullivan and our team highly encourage you to visit Artistry in Dentistry often to receive screenings for gum disease. If you are showing symptoms of gum disease, our dentist may recommend that you receive treatment for gum disease in Gilbert, Arizona, to reverse the effects. Contact our office today for more information!