More than “just a cleaning”
Periodontal disease affects one out of every five adults and is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Research has shown that periodontal disease can affect your entire system and is linked to many other very serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, pre-term birth. It has been shown that this link is not only caused by bacteria in the mouth but also by the inflammation caused by periodontal disease. Therefore, treating bacteria and inflammation will not only help manage periodontal disease, but it may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Periodontal disease typically begins with common symptoms such as red, puffy or bleeding gums or gums that are receding away from your teeth. The beginning stage of periodontal disease is called Gingivitis, and it should not be ignored. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into a more serious form of periodontal disease and could require periodontal scaling and root planning or even surgery to remove the bacteria and reduce the inflammation in your mouth.
At Studio B Smiles, we believe there is a better way! We believe that early intervention is the key to preserving not only your oral health but your general health as well. This is why we have implemented a system called Modular Periodontal Therapy into our hygiene protocol. A comprehensive periodontal evaluation and x-rays can help us determine whether or not you have periodontal disease. If you do have any form of periodontal disease, you may benefit from Modular Periodontal Therapy. This therapy is a non-surgical method of treating gum diseases that achieves results without the pain and discomfort of traditional treatments. Using a scientifically validated system of testing, medications and convenient home care, Modular Periodontal Therapy helps the mouth and body return to health in a pain-free, non-invasive manner.
In order to keep our patients as healthy as possible, our hygienists will do a thorough periodontal evaluation every time you see them. They will keep you apprised of the health of your gums and will alert you if they see any signs or symptoms of periodontal disease.
If you have any questions about Modular Periodontal Therapy or any of the other services offered at Studio B Smiles, please call our office at 480-860-0092.