The Surgeon General’s report in 2000 found that the mouth the health and well-being of the body. The report also confirmed what we have found in our practice: oral diseases increase the risk of developing other health problems. Learn more about the oral-systemic connection here. Being that in mind, periodontal disease, a chronic infection of the gums and mouth, affects almost half of Americans over the age of 30.
Periodontal disease is characterized by a chronic oral bacterial infection causing destruction of the gum tissue, periodontal ligaments, and jaw bone. If periodontitis is left unchecked, over time it destroy the tissue that hold the teeth firmly in the jaw bone and cause eventual tooth loss.
Did you know that there are four different types of teeth cleanings? Did you know that performing the wrong type of cleaning can actually hurt instead of help?
Types of teeth cleanings:
Periodontal therapy to treat specific areas of an infected mouth
Periodontal therapy to treat each tooth in an infected mouth
Periodontal maintenance therapy for a mouth in process of periodontal therapy
Preventative therapy for a healthy mouth
In conjunction with administering the correct teeth cleaning, we treat gum disease on all fronts, using cutting edge technology such as a bacteria-reducing laser, an ultrasonic, a comprehensive homecare system, and localized placement of antibiotics.
To treat periodontal disease, we use non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapies, often including scaling and root planing therapy, sometimes called a ‘deep cleaning.’ Because periodontal disease is a chronic infection, periodontal therapy is not just a one-time event, but a process. We want to partner with you to discuss your individual needs, and review all of your treatment options. Our commitment to you is to create a sustainable plan for a successful future in all areas of your health.