Periodontal Disease Treatment
Has it been years since you have visited the dentist? Do your gums ever bleed? Do you ever get bad breath? These symptoms are indications of a serious infectious, inflammatory and contagious disease that requires rigorous treatment. Periodontal disease results from bacteria collecting on the tooth surface above and below the gum line. This disease destroys gum tissues and bone and is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. But the harm from periodontal disease expands beyond the mouth. Bacteria from periodontal diseases like to travel and it is a short trip from the mouth to the bloodstream. Once bacteria enter the bloodstream they can infect any major organ. But do not take our word for it, watch our video on the latest research linking cardiovascular disease to periodontal disease. To combat this multifactor problem, we create an individualized treatment plan to eliminate infection of the gums and root surfaces.
Depending on the severity of the disease, the following procedures may be part of this plan:
1. Eliminating tartar and plaque below the gum - also known as scaling and root planning.
2. Detoxifying the root surfaces where the disease occurs through laser and antibiotic treatment
3. Flushing out the pockets to allow for healthy reattachment of the gums to the root surfaces.
4. Periodontal Maintenance.
5. Instruction on how to take care of your teeth at home through brushing and flossing
We are committed to work with you to both restore your oral health and lower your risk of having a heart attack or stroke, as well as decrease the severity of coronary artery disease.