Periodontal Disease and Reducing Inflammation

Periodontal disease (also known as gum disease) is a chronic inflammatory condition in which plaque bacteria accumulate below the gum line. Over time, the inflammatory response to the bacteria can cause the erosion of the gum tissue and supporting bone. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.
The good news is that through such treatments as scaling and root planing, Dr. Bass and Dr. Hall can help you reduce the inflammation in your gums. There are a few things you can do at home to help reduce inflammation in your mouth and body.
Diet
Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidant-rich green tea!
Exercise
Regular moderate exercise may help reduce inflammation and stress.
Brushing and Flossing
Brushing twice a day and floss daily.
If periodontal disease does develop, Dr. Hall and Dr. Bass can develop an effective treatment plan for your unique needs.