Chronic Inflammation, Periodontal Disease and Heart Disease

Controlling Chronic Inflammation Can Keep Periodontal Disease Under Control!

Inflammation is the fire your body builds to burn out attackers like bacteria, viruses or parasites. If you’ve ever gotten a scratch that grows swollen and hot to the touch you’ve encountered acute, or temporary, inflammation. Then the healing begins.

Far more serious is chronic inflammation (CI). It’s like a fire inside your body that never goes out and increasingly researchers are recognizing it as a significant factor contributing to heart disease and it’s relationship to Periodontal Disease.

A simple blood test for chronic inflammation focuses on C-reactive protein (CRP), which the liver produces when inflammation is present. But your mouth can present more obvious and immediate evidence of CI — if you have sore or bleeding gums. That is periodontal disease (gum disease), and it needs to be treated as soon as it is detected to reduce the risk. Early gum disease treatment also reduces the risk of chronic inflammation of your gums from leading to heart disease.

That’s why routine dental checkups are so critical — not just for your teeth but for your overall health. Don’t permit a destructive fire to rage unchecked inside your body. Arrange for a dental appointment with Dr. Thomas Peltzer at Gentle Dental Care in CT at your earliest convenience! And don’t forget to floss.

As experts in Dental Anesthesiology we can also use Sedation Dentistry and eliminate your chronic inflammation of your gums while you’re asleep. Peacefully, comfortably and with zero stress or anxiety.

Visit or call us at 860-747-5711

About Dr. Thomas J. Peltzer, DMD

Dr. Peltzer is a Sedation Dental Specialist serving patients throughout the state of CT, MA, RI and NY.
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