Blood testing: hbaic, Vit d, hsCRP
The mouth is connected to the rest of the body. The science is in.
When appropriate we advise certain blood tests to see if the oral environment is adversely affecting out patients whole-body wellness.
Gum disease has potential of adversely affect blood sugar levels ( and visa versa!)
Oral infections ,such as gum disease or bad root canal , can adversely affect a patients hsCRP. Hs CRP is an indication of whole-body inflammation and is believed by many wellness experts to be the single most important factor related to predicting sudden death by heart attack. Reducing oral inflammation and infections reduces this risk.
From an oral health viewpoint adequate vitamin D intake is important for the regulation of calcium and phosphorus absorption, which leads to the maintenance of healthy bones and teeth. Most people are low in Vit D and therefor montoring that is important for oral and wholebody wellness.