The goals of periodontal treatment are to stop the progression of disease, eliminate inflammation and infection, restore periodontal health, and maintain these results over time. We emphasize a holistic, conservative approach using minimally invasive therapies.
Depending on the severity of the disease, the depth of the pockets, and the degree of bone loss around the teeth, treatment options vary. The following non-surgical therapies, in combination with individualized patient education and oral hygiene instruction, have the potential to minimize or eliminate the need for more aggressive periodontal treatments:
Full mouth disinfection with antimicrobials and bio-oxidative therapies to reduce microbial levels, prevent the spread of infection, and encourage healing
Debridement to remove irritants (microorganisms, calculus) from the periodontal pockets and allow the tissues to heal
Ultrasonic and hand scaling to thoroughly remove hard deposits (calculus or tartar) from above and below the gumline
Root planing to smooth root surfaces in order to promote healing and reattachment of the gum tissue
Hard and soft tissue lasers comfortably and safely disinfect tissues and enhance repair and regeneration.
Bite correction and oral appliances (bite guard, night guard, splint) to minimize or eliminate trauma to the teeth
Splinting to connect and stabilize teeth weakened by gum and bone loss
Nutritional recommendations to stop the breakdown of gum and bone, promote healing, and support the immune system
Oil Pulling – involves swishing a spoonful of organic coconut oil for 15 to 20 minutes to remove bacteria, fungi, and other toxins in the mouth
More frequent hygiene visits to prevent build-up and decrease the presence of harmful microscopic organisms
Custom-fitted trays for the delivery of antimicrobial agents at home