As we face significance health and economic challenges due to the Corona COVID 19 pandemic I’d like to share some thoughts about the role of gum disease in accelerating pneumonia and other illnesses. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, is said to have cured arthritis by treating an infected tooth. So this idea that gum disease can contribute to illnesses in other parts of the body is 2,000 years old.
Gum disease has, in fact, been shown to be causative in pneumonia, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. A study showed that bacteria, viruses and funguses from the oral cavity can get aspirated into the lungs to cause pneumonia. You can read about this study here. When the Corona Virus establishes itself in the respiratory tract, if the system is already weakened by chronic infection from oral bacteria, the Coronavirus can cause more symptoms and do more damage. This is why it is important to have a clean mouth that is free of bacteria that cause gum disease. The Surgeon General, in the year 2000, gave an important message that oral health is essential to the general health and well-being of all Americans. You can read his statement on the Center for Disease Control website by clicking here.
If you have been diagnosed with gum disease or you notice bleeding, puffy gums, get yourself treated! With today’s advanced technologies there is no need to fear surgery. LANAP is patient -friendly, minimally invasive , safe and effective. It thoroughly disinfects the mouth and reverses gum disease without taking away healthy tissue. Call Dr. Sharona Dayan today to see if you are a candidate for LANAP and be on your way to a healthier you! You can also check out her videos on LANAP and the connection between diabetes and gum disease on her You Tube Channel here. Our number is (310)205-0900 and we are here for you.