Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused by a bacterial infection, which can lead to tooth lost. The infection can’t be completely eliminated by a surgical approach, which mean many patients will need to have the surgery again. When treating gum disease, Dr. I. Stephen Brown recommends the most cost effective, least invasive, and most successful periodontal treatment options: non-surgical periodontal laser treatment and anti-infective periodontal therapy.
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What is Non-Surgical Periodontal Laser Treatment?
Non-surgical periodontal laser treatment is a safe and successful method to combat gum disease. By using non-surgical periodontal therapy, our dental team can focus on the specific bacterial infections rather than the effects of the gum disease. This allows us to get to the root of the problem and treat it rather than just taking care of the symptoms. As a result of focusing on the cause of gum disease, the gum tissues can heal and repair themselves naturally.
There are several benefits to using non-surgical periodontal laser treatment:
- The need for gum surgery is eliminated or substantially reduced.
- There is no stitching, cutting, or pain involved.
- The effects of the procedure are long lasting; the majority of patients who undergo this treatment option will never need to undergo it again.
What is Anti-Infective Periodontal Therapy?
Gum tissue that is ravaged by gum disease can be effectively treated with anti-infective periodontal therapy. This treatment zeroes in on the source of the problem — the infection — without sacrificing the damaged gum tissue. Anti-infective periodontal therapy, also known as soft tissue management, first starts with the patient.
Day-to-day management must be implemented by the patient with the use of a toothbrush and floss. The dental team at The Perio Group can instruct patients on proper brushing, flossing, and other home care techniques. By having regular oral health examinations at our office, we can help patients identify problem areas and at-risk sites to focus on.
Anti-infective periodontal therapy is a process that occurs overtime. It is something that must be managed regularly. The Perio Group treats every patient as an individual by looking at his or her contributing factors as well as the extent of their infection to determine the best treatment program. By taking the time to identify the anti-infective periodontal therapy techniques best suited to each patient, Dr. Brown is able to maximize the success rate for his patients.
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Please contact us today if you have any questions about non-surgical periodontal treatments or if you want to schedule a consultation appointment. The professional dental team in Philadelphia with The Perio Group is dedicated to improving the oral health of our patients. We greatly appreciate your business and patronage.
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