Health Issues Associated With Periodontics
Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that is caused by bacteria and their by-products. This disease, through out its progression, results in bacterial invasion into the tissue and the production of toxic chemicals that lead to inflammation, cellular death and tissue necrosis. It is the body’s inflammatory response to this infection that produces blood borne mediators (chemicals) that activate the liver and thus the whole body to react to this disease.
In the last few years research has shown relationships between periodontal disease and your systemic health. This oral inflammation can be found in gingivitis, deep periodontal pockets as well as periodontitis. Gingivitis used to be viewed as a precursor to periodontitis, now gingivitis in itself is a source of oral inflammation and a health concern.
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For more information about periodontal health issues or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morris, call our office in Lee’s Summit, MO at Morris Periodontics, Lees Summit, MO Phone Number 816-554-2663.