Detoxification’s Role in Treating Gum Disease
WILLIAMSPORT AND COLLEGEVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA- We believe in taking a whole-body approach to treating patients with gum disease, which is reflected in the types of periodontal services we offer in our Collegeville and Williamsport periodontist’s offices.
The truth is, study after study continues to confirm that as goes the mouth, so goes the entire body. This knowledge has prompted us to constantly consider the bigger picture when it comes to treatment. That is why we introduced detoxification and biostimulation therapy to the gum disease treatment regimen.
Gum Disease- Symptoms & Causes
Before we get into how we treat gum disease, let’s share some information on what causes the disease, as well as its symptoms.
Gum disease- also known as periodontal disease – can be caused by smoking and using other tobacco products. It also can be hereditary, brought on by diabetes, or caused by certain medications or poor oral hygiene, says Dr. David DiGiallorenzo, a provider of affordable dental implant procedures.
- Signs of gum disease include:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Receding gums
- Red, swollen gums
- Moving/shifting of the teeth
- Loose teeth
- Pus between gums and teeth
- Tooth loss
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
If left untreated, the side effects of gum disease can become more serious and lead to malaise- a general feeling of discomfort or illness- digestive disorders and hyper-inflammatory response, says Dr. DiGiallorenzo who also is an expert in the placement of titanium dental implants.
When it comes to treating gum disease, we believe in taking the least invasive, most pain-free approach- LANAP, which stands for laser-assisted new attachment procedure. This procedure provides an alternative to traditional gum surgery that involves a scalpel and sutures.
“Rather than cutting and suturing, which results in pain and tenderness afterward, we use a laser to gently glide between the teeth and gums to remove diseased tissue,” says Dr. DiGiallorenzo. “This means less pain, a less-intrusive procedure and a speedy recovery process.”
When recommending LANAP, Dr. DiGiallorenzo also recommends a full body bio detoxification prior to and during the procedure, he says. The body is full of toxins, so taking measures to remove them prior to the procedure helps prepare the body. Undergoing detoxification during the procedure helps ensure that all of the diseased portions of the gum and related toxins as a result of the disease removal are promptly flushed from the body.
We also prescribe biostimulation therapy following LANAP. It is a treatment designed to promote gum tissue repair and rejuvenation by stimulating the body’s electrical healing system.
Untreated gum disease has been linked to more serious systemic problems including heart attack and stroke. We believe that by utilizing detoxification processes and biostimulation therapy when treating gum disease, we are taking extra measures to ensure toxic materials are flushed from the body before they can contribute to such serious health conditions.
Dr. David DiGiallorenzo.