President Trump recently signed the opioids bill into law with the goal of ending the nation’s opioid crisis. I am proud of my opioid-sparing strategy in the way I practice. By using comfort-enhancing technologies like the PerioLase and AlloDerm my patients have a reduced need for post-op pain medications. Most of my patients take a combination of Advil and Tylenol the day of surgery and don’t need any more pain meds after that day.
Rheumatoid arthritits is an autoimmune disease that causes painful and inflamed joints. Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, is said to have cured arthritis by extracting an infected tooth. Rheumatoid arthritis and periodontal disease are both pro-inflammatory conditions that may be interconnected. To make sure that your body is the healthiest it can be, have your gums checked by a periodontist at least once a year. Why risk getting a serious condition that could possible be prevented with a simple laser LANAP gum disinfection. Call us today to schedule your gum check up, (310) 205-0900.
What is inflammation? Inflammation is normally a life-saving, temporary response to help combat infection or injury. This powerful response can contribute to the development of diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease as well as periodontal disease if it becomes chronic.
Having a healthy diet can reduce chronic inflammation. Today there is a quick and easy App developed at Harvard University called the DII Screener that measures the pro- or anti-inflammatory components of our diets. Best of all, the results can be emailed to the health care provider.
As a periodontist, I see a lot of patients with inflammatory oral conditions. It is important for me to look at each patient holistically to make sure that their diets can support their healing process. The ‘DII Screener’ is one of the Healing Tools I incorporate into my practice to help me be a better integrative doctor.