GUM DISEASE

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a whole-body disease. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to heart disease, diabetes, premature births, etc.

Due to advancements in medicine and dentistry, we have the ability to diagnose gum disease at a microscopic level and then treat it in a natural way (without surgery). There are two views on gum disease diagnosis and treatment.

The traditional view on gum disease considers plaque, gaps between teeth, crowding, rough fillings/crowns, zinc and vitamin C deficiencies, and diabetes to be the primary causes for gum disease. As dental plaque thickens and ages, it becomes dominated by anaerobic species that utilize amino acids and produce ammonia and urea. This, in turn, results in inflammation, immune response, and progressive tissue destruction (gum disease).

The biologic view on gum disease (more recent view) suggests that bacteria are the main cause of gum disease. In addition to bacteria, Dr. Lyons discovered an alternate hypothesis in which he states that destructive periodontal disease involves oral parasites, identifiable by microscope, specifically Entamoeba gingivalis, Trichomonas tenax, and Candida. These parasites play a significant role in the general medical condition of patients.

The oral cavity (mouth) is a barometer of human health. Our modern life style (stress, over-consumption, under-nutrition) predisposes our oral cavities to degeneration. This degeneration allows entrance of parasitic infection, which causes gum disease. We live dense urban lifestyles, which allow easy transmission of these organisms through direct social contact (kissing), air born particles (sneezing), and contaminated cooking utensils. We may conclude that periodontal disease is a communicable infectious disease whose incidence is a result of our social evolution.

We will use a microscope to diagnose your gum disease, and then we can treat it in a natural way.