Research has shown that periodontal disease is associated with several other diseases. For a long time it was thought that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease to other disease
in the body; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsibile for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but
may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.
Unique types of periodontal disease may also be seen in: