Gum Disease or Periodontal disease is an infection of the area surrounding a tooth. It leads to bone loss, tooth loosening and eventually tooth loss.
Easy steps we follow to treat Gum Disease:
Step One: A comprehensive exam and cleaning under magnification: the best dental cleaning you have ever had! We sometimes need more than one visit for this!
Step Two: Understand the disease and what you need to do for regular home care. Our staff will ensure you know how to fight the problem.
Step Three: Force analysis: computerized bite force analysis called a T-Scan often shows excessive force on select teeth. Overloading teeth can create bone loss.
Step Four: Professional care as needed. A vast majority of our patients will find this step unnecessary.
Other options used include:
Biological testing where samples are taken, sent to lab and get a report of pathogents (bad bacteria) used for antibiotic selection
Changing the environment to grow friendly bacteria and discourage bad bacteria. We have several options in this category.