Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, currently affects approximately 75% of the population of the United States.
This disease is essentially bacteria that affects the jaw bones, making it the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.
If left untreated, gum diseases can lead to various other serious health issues, such as auto-immune and inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and premature labor.
At Smile Designer, we offer a variety of treatments for gum disease:
- Perio Protect trays that fit over your upper and lower teeth to deliver oxygen to affected areas;
- Vitamins called neutraceuticals;
- Periodontal antibiotics that are placed into the deep gum pockets around the teeth resulting from the disease.
All of these methods are meant to destroy the bacteria and promote a healthy healing environment, which often cures the disease entirely.