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TREATING GUM DISEASE MAY IMPROVE MIGRAINES

added on: October 15, 2019 | By: Dr. Earl Larson

The results of a new study published in the Journal of Periodontology indicates a leading contributor to migraine headaches, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), was higher in individuals with periodontal inflamation or gum disease.  Chesterfield general dentist, Earl R. Larson, DDS at Wildhorse Dental says this study suggests that treating gum disease may play an important role in managing migraine headaches.  His dental office sees new patients all the time with chronic gum disease problems, and many of them have complicated health histories that may include migraines.  As a holistic dental office, Dr. Larson stresses the importance of treating periodontal/gum disease as a critical part of achieving overall physical health  To aid in their treatment, he often includes a Sonicare Toothbrush as part of his new patient introduction to his general dentistry office.