The diagnosis of periodontal disease can only be performed by a professional. Conditions that may be linked to periodontal disease include heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory diseases among others. If you are being treated for or suspect you may have any of these conditions, a thorough dental and periodontal evaluation by Dr. Rob Holdridge is advisable. To learn more about gum disease in Wheaton, Illinois, and to schedule a visit with our dentist, contact our office at 630-668-3423 today.