Gum disease affects nearly half of all adults in the United States. Early stages of gum disease are presented as gingivitis, which is essentially inflammation and/or bleeding of the gums.
Inflammation can be alleviated through regular dental visits and good home care. However, if gingivitis is left untreated, it will eventually advance to a more serious condition, called periodontitis, for which there is no cure.
A patient with periodontitis will experience gum recession, which will expose the bone and cause tooth sensitivity. Additionally, gum pockets will form, allowing for the accumulation of bacteria. Accumulated bacteria spreads and proliferates below the gums. The immune system will begin to break down the bones, gums, and other supporting tissue in an effort to fight the infection. If left untreated, patients will lose their teeth.
Gum Treatment Options
Custom Perio Trays
Treats early-to-late stages of periodontal disease by delivering medicine deep into the periodontal pockets. This eliminates harmful bacteria and infection deep in the gums that cannot be treated with regular dental hygiene. In conjunction with scaling and root planing, the use of this system is extremely effective. 100% of patients see results, with an average of 85.2% overall improvement.
Scaling & Root Planing
Also known as "Deep Cleaning". This procedure treats periodontal disease by removing harmful bacteria, plaque and calculus above and below the gum line. Patients will see an improvement in bleeding, stained teeth, gum pocketing, breath, and overall systemic health.
Recommended every 3 months for most periodontal patients. Perio maintenance is a specialized cleaning to help patients maintain periodontal health and stability.