Advanced gum care refers to the tailored dentistry Dr. Gill provides to treat gum disease. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease is one of the most common oral health issues, affecting nearly half of adults ages 30 and older.
Gum disease happens when bacteria-filled plaque and tartar build up between the gums. Over time, these bacteria infect and attack the gums. This causes short-term issues like gum swelling, tenderness, and discoloration.
But over time, gum disease can actually destroy your teeth, gums, and jaw. At Ivory Dental Studio, Dr. Gill practices advanced gum care to preserve your smile, reverse or halt gum disease, and keep your mouth and body healthy. Call today to schedule a consultation.
One of the first steps is understanding the extent of your gum disease. Along with traditional periodontal diagnosis techniques, Dr. Gill and her team use special saliva diagnosis tools to check bacteria levels and understand the extent of your condition. From there, we can tailor your treatment to best suit your needs.
By using a combination of scaling and root planing, our expert periodontal therapist, Karyn, can perform a deep clean of your gums and teeth to eliminate harmful bacteria. Antimicrobial therapy, laser treatments, and customized home care protocols may be required depending on your needs, but Karyn will always walk you through your options before recommending further care.
Dr. Gill is not just satisfied with providing temporary solutions. Her goal is to put you in the best possible position to enjoy a long, healthy life. With her whole-body health approach, Dr. Gill can counsel you on lifestyle changes and oral health habits that will reduce your risk of gum disease.
Absolutely! If your gums are healthy and free of gum disease, you won’t need periodontal treatment from Karyn. You’ll also avoid potential complications like tooth loss, which will save you even more money.
Healthy gums also decrease your risk of serious health issues like stroke and heart attack. Not only does that save you money in the long run, but it also helps increase your lifespan and your health-span!
Yes, it can be cured. The early stages, where there is no structural loss, it is the best stage to detect and treat gum disease. But as the disease progresses, so does the structural loss around the teeth leading to gum recession and deep pockets. In this case, the disease is cured, but the bone loss and recession usually require gum graft surgery.