What is Periodontal Therapy?
Why all the fuss about periodontal (gum) disease? Why all the lectures at your continuing care appointments?
For a good reason!
We are concerned not only about your dental health but also your overall health. Periodontal disease is a progressive condition. If it doesn't stabilize or show signs of healing — that is, no bleeding is present — it is bound to get worse. Even when your gums don't hurt, untreated gum disease will eventually result in tooth loss.
Research links periodontitis to systemic problems. Many of the bacteria and poisons found in periodontal disease are also found in systemic diseases. So far, periodontitis has been linked to heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease, pre-term low birth weight in babies, osteoporosis and Alzheimer's. Periodontal disease has also been shown to have a strong hereditary factor.
There is a bright side. Every day, dental science finds new ways to resolve periodontitis. Our office has helped many patients save their teeth and bring their gum tissue back to health and vitality through periodontal therapy. We combine a series of repetitive antibacterial therapy treatments with extensive home care education.
We monitor your progress closely throughout the program and modify it to fit your needs. Our dental hygienists are actually periodontal therapists who have undergone extensive continuing education in this field. They are committed to your overall health.
The team at Alouf Aesthetic Dentistry cares about your total-body wellness, which is why we place so much emphasis on periodontal health. Remember, periodontal therapy is a nonsurgical approach and the first step towards controlling your periodontal disease.
If your gums are raw or bleeding, you already have the beginnings of periodontal disease. Call today to schedule a consultation and learn about our innovative approach to periodontal therapy.