Treat and Heal Diseased Gums Painlessly and Precisely with Non-Surgical Therapies
The gums not only “frame” the teeth to contribute to a beautiful smile but also serve essential functions. Gummy tissue supports and protects the teeth. Gums and other supportive tissues can be eroded by periodontal (gum) disease. As your “home” for advanced, high-quality, biological oral care, we at Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry in Clemmons, North Carolina, encourage early detection and prompt intervention. Notably, non-surgical periodontal therapy is a conservative, well-tolerated precision alternative to invasive surgical procedures to restore the health and structure of the gums.
Candidates for Treatment
Our team, led by Dr. Tyler Wynne, evaluates your gum tissue’s health during regular dental check-ups. As gum disease progresses, the periodontal pockets or spaces between the teeth and gums grow larger. We can measure these spaces to pinpoint the presence of gum disease and the severity of this condition. We use such information to develop a targeted treatment plan that effectively and quickly resolves this destructive disease. In its earliest stages, gingival inflammation (gingivitis) can be fixed and even reversed. We may also use non-surgical techniques to proactively treat gum disease before it causes irreparable damage that may require more invasive regenerative treatment.
Non-surgical therapies for periodontal disease are also called “deep cleanings.” Also known as Scaling and Root Planing, such treatment involves removing bacteria, plaque, stubborn plaque build-up (calculus or tartar), and toxins below the gum line and at the root surfaces. These surfaces are also smoothed to minimize the risk of pathogens continuing to attach to and collect on rough, unevenly-textured roots.
As a biological and holistic dentist, Dr. Wynne also uses light-touch, precise tools to remove disease-producing substances and encourage reattachment of the gums to the teeth. For instance, ozonated water, oils, or gas may be applied to targeted tissues. A time-tested healer, ozone disinfects diseased tissues. It can penetrate deep periodontal pockets to support gingival healing among patients with active disease. These approaches further minimize bleeding and discomfort during and after the treatment process. Numbing anesthetic is not required due to the gentle and non-invasive nature of SRP and ozone therapies. Additionally, ozone has analgesic properties too. Think of it as a natural pain-reliever, in addition to being a natural antimicrobial agent.
To learn more about our gentle and conservative approaches to healing gums and teeth, call Carolinas BioHealth Dentistry at (336) 793-0577. We welcome your questions and look forward to partnering with you and your family!