Hello and thanks for taking my question. I have recently been told that I have periodontitis and have recently had a partial deep cleaning and will return to my dentist next week to complete the cleaning. My question is that with routine blood work from my primary doctor , lab results showed an elevated ESR of 60. That is 3 times the normal limit for my age. Could this be elevated due to the periodontitis? My dentist aid that I had infection and inflammation, especially in the lower front area with gum recession and bone loss. Thanks!