According to the American Academy of Periodontology and 2003 World Health Organization Report. around 80% of adults over 35 suffer from periodontal disease.
This disease is a bacterial infection resulting when food, bacteria and tatar are not sufficiently cleaned from the teeth. In the begininning, the infection develops along the gum line and when left untreated, it will progress beneath the gums to damage the supporting tissues, teeth and bone. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults.
Those who suffer often encounter:
- Red and swollen gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose or shifting teeth
- Gum recession
Modern research shows periodontal disease may be related to an increase risk of other serious medical problems such as, Heat disease, Stroke, Low birth weight babies, Diabetes, and respiratory diseases. Often times patients are not aware that they have periodontal disease. In the early to moderate stages there is no pain and the tell tale signs may not be obvious to the untrained eye. This is why we always include a thorough periodontal evaluation with every examination.
We have recently incorporated into our NON-SURGICAL PERIO THERAPY PROGRAM, new method of disease prevention called PerioProtect. The PerioProtect Method is a new and effective treatment using an FDA cleared medical device which delivers doctor chosen medication directly to the source of your periodontal disease. Whithin days the medicines delivered to the areas of infection help stop bleeding gums, reduce swelling and help arrest progression of your periodontal disease easily,comfortably, effectivly and without surgery! The trays and the medications they deliver allow you to take control of your oral health and be well on your way to a healthy smile. Life long protection is finally here. Please visit their website www.perioprotect.com