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Dr. Walter Wood Supports Diabetes Awareness Month with Diabetes and Gum Disease Education in Jacksonville, FL
Date:11/26/2013

Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2013

During Diabetes Awareness Month this November, Jacksonville periodontist Dr. Walter Wood is drawing attention to the enhanced risk of gum disease that people with diabetes face. There are many measures that diabetics can take to lower their risk of developing periodontal disease, but if those fail, Dr. Wood offers an advanced form of gum surgery to cure gum disease.

According to the American Diabetes Association, people with diabetes are more susceptible to infections, including the bacterial infection that causes gum disease. Studies have shown that periodontal disease occurs at a higher rate among people with diabetes. Research also indicates that periodontal disease may worsen diabetes by making blood sugar levels harder to stabilize.

Dr. Wood advises patients with diabetes to be alert to symptoms of early gum disease. Issues with gum health like swelling, bleeding, and soreness can be a sign of infection. Some people with periodontal disease also experience a persistent bad taste or bad breath. If patients notice these signs and visit Dr. Wood for treatment to cure gum disease, they may avoid complications of periodontal disease like tooth loss, bone loss, and difficulty controlling blood sugar levels.

Dr. Wood is a Jacksonville periodontist who performs an advanced type of surgery called the Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) to cure gum disease. During the procedure, he uses a laser to remove periodontal disease while preserving healthy tissue. LANAP has a high success rate and little risk of complications. As an added benefit, patients typically experience less b
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