Navigation Links
This November Dr. William Dougherty Draws Attention to the Risks of Diabetes and Gum Disease in Falls Church, VA
Date:11/13/2013

Falls Church, VA (PRWEB) November 13, 2013

Throughout this November, Dr. William Dougherty will be raising awareness about the nature of the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease in support of Diabetes Awareness Month. People with diabetes have a greater risk of contracting gum disease, which can have many serious health consequences. However, people who watch carefully for gum disease symptoms and schedule laser gum surgery with Dr. Dougherty can eliminate many of the health risks associated with periodontal disease.

There are many things that increase the risk of gum disease, from poor oral hygiene habits to smoking, but diabetes is a frequently overlooked risk factor. People with diabetes have an enhanced risk of succumbing to bacterial infections, including gum disease. The American Diabetes Association reports that close to 26 million Americans have diabetes, so this risk represents a health concern for many people. Those people with diabetes who do contract gum disease face unfortunate consequences in addition to the normal effects of periodontal disease. Gum disease can make blood sugar levels harder to control and increase the severity of diabetes.

There are a few ways that people with diabetes can mitigate the risk of gum disease. Besides regularly flossing and brushing, people should focus on keeping their blood sugar levels under control, according to the American Diabetes Association. In case these measures fail, Dr. Dougherty encourages patients with diabetes to watch for warning signs of gum disease. Gum disease symptoms include persistent bad breath, a lingering bad taste in the mouth, and gums that swell, feel tender, or bleed easily.

To help people who are afflicted with gum disease, Dr. Dougherty offers the minimally invasive Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), which only one percent of dental professionals perform. During the procedure, Dr. Dougherty uses a laser to remove gum disease and sterilize the gum pocket. This laser gum surgery has a high success rate and does not require an extensive recovery period.

People who are interested in learning more about health risks associated with periodontal disease can visit Dr. Dougherty's website. Patients who notice symptoms of gum disease are encouraged to call Dr. Dougherty's office and schedule a consultation as soon as they can.

About the Doctor

William V. Dougherty, III, DDS is a general dentist offering patients personalized dental care in Falls Church, VA. He is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the LANAP FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about William V. Dougherty, III, DDS and his dental services visit his website at http://www.doughertylaserdentistry.com and call (703) 584-7554.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/11/prweb11332650.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Rich Dad Education 2-Hour Financial Workshop Coming to the Honolulu Area, November 19, 20, and 21
2. Recognizing National Radiology Month this November
3. Mount Sinai Makes Innovation a Team Effort At Its Second Annual Sinainnovations Conference, November 18-19, 2013 In NYC
4. Nora Ross, Maker of Popular Unscented Garlic Shampoo, Announces November Sale
5. Optimal Spaces: November 2013 New York City Office, Retail and Industrial Market Report
6. This November, Dr. Keith Chertok Raises Awareness of the Connection Between Pancreatic Cancer and Gum Disease in Berkeley, CA
7. Avenidas Announces Programs for November and December in the Bay Area
8. Avoiding Addiction When Powerful Opioid Painkillers Are Needed, From the November 2013 Harvard Health Letter
9. This November, Dr. Richard Amato Raises Awareness of the Link Between Diabetes and Gum Disease in Monroe, CT
10. Actors, Models and Talent for Christ Hosting Year End Auditions in November and December
11. New November Edition for Download from Esteemed Living Magazine, a 1-800-MEDIGAP Partner
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/4/2016)... Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... care that ex-supermodel Janice Dickinson needed following breast cancer surgery. In March 2016, the ... situ, a type of breast cancer that occurs in the milk ducts, according to ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... medical coding, billing and compliance. In upcoming months, AudioEducator has lined up some ... Every conference is designed to give complete compliance know-how and practical, easy-to-apply advice. ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 03, 2016 – (PRWEB) May ... and child products, today revealed the non-toxic benefits of its Tutti ... deal with teething pain is just part of the story. These ... are BPA-, PVC-, and phthalate-free. , “Many baby toys contain ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... they acquired Pocono Sterilizer, an equipment sterilization service and sales company located in ... provides medical and research-related equipment and asset management services to the medical and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... Clara, California (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 ... ... organized by United Scientific Group is scheduled on July 25-27, 2016 at Las ... and other health care professionals from educational institutes and research organizations across the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... TUSTIN, Calif. , May 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... science teaching tool that shows how a cleanroom ... for classroom discussions about science and technology. ... Manager said, "As a technology company, SSF enthusiastically ... program to help educators foster the next generation ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... May 3, 2016 ... dass sie einen entscheidenden Meilenstein durch diese ... Aufruf zum Handeln, um Patientenresultate  bei Verdauungs- ... zu Fortschritten im Verständnis der Hepatischen Enzephalopathie ... Bewusstsein für Hepatische Enzephalopathie in der Öffentlichkeit ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , May 2, 2016  While nearly three-quarters ... osteoporosis can have on their health, only about half ... according to the results of a new survey announced ... mark the start of National Osteoporosis Month, Hologic is ... which affects nearly 56 million Americans. Osteoporosis ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: