Love Your Gums! Treating gum disease can actually reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Arthritis sufferers may soon be jumping for joy. Yes—in case you needed another reason to nip gum disease in the bud, researchers are demonstrating a link between periodontitis and rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The good news is, treating gum disease can go beyond creating a healthy foundation for your teeth and actually reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. It makes sense. In both diseases, unchecked inflammation eats away at hard and soft tissues. So scientists studied whether the condition of arthritis patients who also had periodontal disease might be improved using nonsurgical treatment of gum disease—just standard scaling and root planing. They discovered that removing [...]
And periodontal health is more than a dazzling smile. Maintaining healthy teeth and gums has become more important than ever. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammation of the gums that not only can lead to tooth loss but can even interfere with other systems of the body. Periodontitis, aka gum disease, has been associated with such other chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and rheumatoid arthritis. You can assess your risk for the condition at perio.org. Good news! The condition is treatable. Daily tooth brushing and flossing are crucial, but they are not an acceptable substitute for the important annual periodontal evaluation. Yes, your appointment is important. It could save your life.
Laser Periodontal Treatment in Sacramento, CA Fighting Infections with the Latest Technology Hearing the word 'laser' might make you feel a bit apprehensive, but have no fear! Laser treatment is one of the most effective and least intensive options for cases of gum disease. You've probably heard of gingivitis, the condition characterized by red, swollen, or bleeding gums. Mild cases improve with better brushing, regular dental checkups, and antibacterial mouth rinses. However, in advanced cases where the disease threatens tooth loss (periodontitis), more professional treatment may be necessary. A dental laser uses a tiny, flexible fiber-optic cable which is only the thickness of about three human hairs. We slip the probe between your tooth and gum and ZAP, just like [...]