Periodontal disease is inflammation and infection of the hard (bone) and soft (gums) tissues that support your teeth. It affects more than half of U.S. adults aged 30 years and older, but it is often undiagnosed. Gum disease is treatable and preventable. Kalamazoo dentist Dr. Susan Dennis uses Perio-360 laser therapy to eliminate gum disease and protect your oral health?
What Is Perio-360 Therapy for Gum Disease?
Perio-360 is a non-invasive gum disease treatment that begins with identifying the bacteria causing your gum disease. Dr. Dennis or another dentist on our team will personalize a treatment plan for you. Your treatment plan may include:
- Bacterial testing – Determine which bacteria contribute to gum disease in your case
- Laser therapy – Targets and removes disease tissue without harming healthy tissue
- Bacteria-targeted antibiotics – Eliminates the bacteria causing gum disease
Our doctors also provide education on nutritional and lifestyle habits that promote healthy gum and bone tissue.
Is Gum Disease Treatment Necessary?
Without gum disease therapy, the condition will worsen. Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. Untreated gum disease can progress to moderate to severe periodontitis, resulting in gum tissue destruction, loose teeth, and tooth loss. Additionally, studies link periodontal disease with other systemic conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Respiratory disease
Request an Evaluation
A yearly periodontal screening helps detect gum disease in its initial stage. One of our doctors will customize a treatment plan that includes the best techniques for your case. Call us to schedule an evaluation or request an appointment online.