Probiotics and Consequences on Overall Periodontal Health Without Them
Periodontal disease is caused by an overgrowth of harmful bacteria in the mouth that creates an immune response in the body.
In addition to perio therapy, patients should take a probiotic. Probiotics help increase the presence of beneficial bacteria in the gut. When the bacterial flora of the stomach is not balanced, this can lead to general inflammation and poor immune health throughout the body ultimately, causing inflammation in the mouth.