Gum Therapy

This therapy is vital for those who have Periodontitis, otherwise known as gum disease. Gum disease begins by bacterial infection of the periodontal tissue which includes the Gum, Ligaments, and the underlying Bone. It is a quiet disease which means its painless until it is well advanced which leads to all teeth extraction.

Periodontal disease is a grave problem, since it not only leads to loss of teeth but also has unfavourable effects on Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, and Pregnancy.

Periodontal Care

Periodontal (gum) disease is a serious problem -- a silent, insidious destroyer of teeth and gums and bone. Sufferers experience little or no pain until the disease is well advanced - a condition which can ultimately necessitate extraction of teeth, major oral surgery or both.

Standard dental cleaning procedures help remove plaque and tartar and reduce bacteria. Unfortunately bacteria reproduce quickly and biofilms regenerate very easily, so it is difficult to control them between office visits. Brushing and flossing continue to be important, but even with standard home care, 80% of Americans have some form of gum disease and need more help. Treatment is vital, because gum disease has been linked to serious systemic illnesses - including heart disease; respiratory disease; stroke and Alzheimer's Disease.

Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

Perio Protect® is our applied method of promoting lasting oral health that does not require repetitive invasive procedures. Customized for individual patients to help comfortably manage biofilm and bacteria that grow in the spaces between teeth and gum, the method combines removal of biofilm with tray-delivered chemical therapy, making it impossible for harmful bacteria to survive.

The healthful results of Perio Protect treatment are immediate and long lasting and for most of our Perio-Protect patients, treatment requires only minutes each day as part of an easy home care system.

They are:
  • Non-Surgical Gum Therapy

    Gum disease is more usual than most people assume. Many people with some form of periodontal disease are not aware of. The gum disease effects can be very subtle in the preliminary stages and can often go not noticed. Normal visits to the dentist is an effective way of keeping watch on the gum disease progression.

    Periodontal diseases are known to cause tooth loss if allowed to continue. Later or worsened stages of periodontal disease may require surgical therapy, but in the initial stages, most cases of gum disease can be treated by Non-surgical Gum Therapy. Simple procedure that requires only a few small visits to the dentist.

    Through this therapy, patients can see progress in bad breathe, bleeding gums, redness and swelling around gums which are symptoms of gum disease.

    Non-surgical gum therapy can be referred to as a large form of cleaning. The distinction lies in the fact that it reaches below the gum line, effectively cleaning tartar and plaque that cause infection and gum irritation.

    Steps in Non surgical Gum Therapy:
    1. Deep cleaning or Scaling and Root Planning (SRP) of every tooth involved.
    2. Underlying gum or deep pockets irrigation with antibacterial solution.
    3. Placing of Localized Antibiotic in deep pockets.
    4. Post-Op and Oral Hygiene Instructions with home-care kit.
    5. Up to three times recall visits within the first six months for healthy gum maintenance and gum disease recurrence prevention.
  • Oral cancer Screening

    The most common risk factors which leads to Periodontal (gum) disease is excessive alcohol use, smoking and chewing tobacco. If Oral Cancer is detected at an early stage, it can easily be removed and the survival rate exceeds 80%. For later stages, radiation and chemotherapy are needed.

    Most oral cancer detections are done by dentists during a routine examination.

  • Laser Gum (Periodontal) Therapy

    LANAP - Better Treatment for Gum Disease

    Recent studies have made it clear that gum disease is not just an oral issue. It's been found to affect a lot more than just gums. In a healthy mouth, bacteria are kept distinct from the rest of the body. But if you have periodontitis, a serious gum infection, it can open up a door to your bloodstream, putting you at high risk for heart disease, stroke, bacterial endocarditis, and even premature birth in pregnancy. It's very important to prevent or immediately treat such a condition before it affects the rest of your body.

    New laser technology called Laser Periodontal Therapy allows to treat gum disease non-surgically, with little to no pain, using the PerioLase™. This is the only FDA-approved laser treatment for periodontitis, and it can turn bone lost through years of gum disease. Because there's no conventional cutting or sewing, there is also very little pain, and healing and recovery time are much faster.

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India - 600004
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