Periodontal disease is a bacterial infection that penetrates the gums and into the bone around your teeth, causing inflammation. Periodontal inflammation leads to bone and possibly tooth loss contributing to other serious medical conditions.
The periodontal infection must be removed and the area given a chance to heal. There are generally two levels of treatment for this condition, depending upon the severity of your infection.
The bacteria that causes periodontal disease can now be tested for and isolated using a simple saliva test. With the detailed report from Oral DNA Labs, we are now able to isolate and quantify periodontal bacteria. Knowing the different types of bacteria that are present and their quantities, we can come up with the most effective treatment plan and evaluate treatment progress better.
If your infection has spread into the bone that supports your teeth and is below the level that can be reached with "Scaling & Root Planing," then a surgical/laser procedure must be performed to retract the gums and remove the lower-level infection.
With the Periolase® MVP-7, we can now precisely target and remove the diseased tissue, resulting in less postoperative discomfort and a faster recovery time.