Gum disease is bad for your gums, bad for your teeth, and bad for your whole body. It’s the leading cause of tooth loss among adults, and it has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, premature births, and low birth weight. This is why it’s also important for us to provide great gum disease treatment in Gillette, WY. With our help, you can:We can identify harmful bacteria early Read Transcript
We're able to restore people back to good periodontal health by addressing the problem at hand, and that is bacteria. We are able to, with our technology and the things that we have in the office, test and check for pathogenic bacteria in the mouth. And this is the root cause of all periodontal disease, so we check this and are able to identify specific bacteria and are able to treat those bacteria so those bacteria do not end up causing greater harm to the individual through potential heart attack or stroke or potential brain problems. Periodontal disease, or the bacteria that causes periodontal disease, has been linked to several systemic diseases, so we take this very seriously.
- Avoid unattractive and unhealthy receding gums
- Prevent bone and tooth loss
- Reduce your risk of related health conditions
- Eliminate chronic bad breath
Don’t let periodontal disease wreck your gums – or your health! Call Synergy Dental Center at 307-228-7114 to make an appointment with Dr. David Porter.
Be Proactive About Your Periodontal Health
Periodontal problems are shockingly common in the United States. Nearly half of Americans age 30 years and older have some form of it. Since gum infections can lead to or worsen other systemic health issues, we are proactive in our approach to prevention and treatment.
When patients come in for a dental cleaning and exam, we perform an oral bacterial test. We check a gum sample using a microscope for signs of gum disease. We follow up with testing by an outside lab, which can help us provide personalized treatment for your situation.
We’ll Help Lower Your Risk of Gum Problems
If you do have periodontal disease, we’ll do a quick A1C test as a part of our general dental care. In about six minutes, you can learn your average blood glucose levels from the previous three months. This is important because it can help assess your risk of diabetes, which can increase your risk of periodontal problems and which can worsen by gum infections. With that in mind, we encourage you to complete this diabetes screening and this gum disease risk assessment.
If your A1C test results suggest you may have or be at risk of diabetes, we can introduce you to a holistic approach to controlling your condition. Dr. Porter works closely with several doctors so you can get the help you need.
Repair Your Receding Gums
After you have completed gum disease treatment, we can focus on restoring your healthy smile. As part of our biologic dental care, we use advanced techniques such as bacteria gum therapy. To reverse your gum recession, we use a dental laser and PRF treatments.
Once gums have started to recede, you want to prevent the damage from getting worse. With our Fotona LightWalker® dental laser, we can painlessly remove infected tissue. This process also preserves more of your healthy tissue than surgical removal of bad tissue.
Through PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) treatment, we need just a small sample of blood, which we separate in a centrifuge into platelets, plasma, and fibrin. We then apply the fibrin to your gumline to reduce recovery time and regenerate new gum tissue. To put it simply, this biological process takes advantage of your body’s immune system to help you heal faster.
To prevent problems or to receive gum disease treatment in Gillette, WY, or call 307-228-7114 today.