Holistic Approaches to Gum Disease

Holistic Approaches to Gum Disease and Oral Inflammation

Team Spa-Holistic

Gum disease is a common oral health condition. It is a bacterial infection of the gum tissue that occurs when the bacteria that is contained in plaque becomes overpopulated in the mouth. The primary symptom is oral inflammation, which looks like red, swollen, and bleeding gums. 

If you have any of the symptoms of gum disease or if your dentist has alerted you to the infection, you have a few different options for treatment. There are traditional methods that may include medication, and there are holistic approaches that treat the condition naturally.

What is Holistic Dentistry? 

Holistic dentistry is an approach to dental care that considers the overall health of the whole person, not just the current problem. The goal of holistic dentistry is to get to the source of the problem to provide treatment and prevention, and to do so in a natural way. 

Holistic Methods for Treating Gum Disease 

Gum disease can be treated with a variety of holistic methods, including: 

  • Ozone Therapy. The most effective holistic treatment for gum disease is ozone therapy. Ozone can be used to disinfect the gum tissue by breaking down the diseased cells without harming the healthy cells. It is 50 times more powerful than traditional disinfecting methods, such as chlorine. Chlorine is a strong chemical and a known pulmonary irritant, meaning it can irritate the airway and lungs. But ozone therapy is gentle and effective, providing better results with less irritation and no toxins. Ozonated pre-rinse is used to kill bacteria, fungi and viruses. Ozone periodontal trays are used in conjunction with cleanings. 
  • Probiotics. Probiotics are known as “good bacteria” and are primarily used to treat digestive conditions. But probiotics can also regulate the bacteria in your mouth by reducing the bad bacteria that cause gum disease and increasing the population of the good bacteria that can keep your teeth and gums healthy. 
  • Oral DNA. This test is for the oral detection of oral pathogens that cause gum disease and threaten the oral, systemic health. The test provides early warning of oral pathogens. Also, the pathogens that cause gum disease have inherited genetic risks.  

Benefits of Holistic Treatment for Gum Disease

There are many benefits to choosing holistic treatment for gum disease, such as: 

  • Avoid toxins. Holistic treatment allows you to avoid toxins that can be absorbed by the tissues and transferred throughout your body. 
  • Long term results. A holistic approach to gum disease treatment helps keep gum disease away for the long term by treating the infection at the source and providing strategies for prevention. 
  • More effective. Some holistic treatments are more effective than traditional methods, such as ozone therapy. 
  • Improved health. Holistic treatment for gum disease improves your overall health and wellness, not just your oral health. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Holistic Treatment for Gum Disease 

Is holistic treatment as effective as traditional methods?

Holistic treatments are even more effective than traditional methods, all while providing a safe and natural option. Advancements in holistic approaches to dentistry have resulted in a wide variety of alternative treatments that promote better overall health and wellness.

How long does it take to treat gum disease with holistic methods?

The length of time that it takes to get gum disease under control varies from patient to patient. But holistic approaches take no longer than traditional methods, and may even work faster in some cases. 

Who Provides Holistic Treatment for Gum Disease?

If you’re looking for a dental practice that provides holistic treatment for gum disease, consider TMJ Plus Wellness Center. We provide ozone therapy in our office and we can prescribe probiotics for use at home. We would be glad to discuss holistic strategies with you that can treat your gum disease and prevent it from returning. 

Call 817-481-6888 or contact us today to learn more and schedule an appointment.