At Parkway Dentistry, we provide our patients with a comprehensive treatment plan for gum disease. Our treatment involves utilizing the OraVital® System, which is a completely safe, easy, non-invasive, and highly effective treatment option for periodontal disease and bad breath.
Do I Have Gum Disease or an Oral Infection?
Research shows that 75% of the population suffers from some form of periodontal (gum) disease. Dental hygiene cleanings alone will not eliminate harmful and infectious oral bacteria. If you have other risk factors such as diabetes, heart disease, poor nutrition, are taking medications, have moderate to high stress, or you are a smoker, these increase the potential for disease to progress quickly in your body.
Bleeding Gums Are Never Normal And Should Be Taken Seriously
Gum disease bacteria attack your gums, resulting in inflammation, bleeding gums, bad breath, gingivitis and eventually the loss of teeth. The loss of just one tooth due to periodontal (gum) disease can actually decrease your life expectancy.
In addition to the damage created in your mouth, harmful bacteria can enter your blood stream and attack other organs in your body. This is why periodontal and other oral infections have been observed to be closely linked with numerous other medical issues, such as:
- Heart attacks, atherosclerosis and strokes
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Premature/low weight births
- Pancreatic, bowel & esophageal cancer
Oral Infections Are Also Easily Transferable
When a person has gum disease and shares a kiss or food with their loved ones, they’re are also sharing their harmful oral bacteria, and because of this risk, the importance of having a healthy mouth should be at the top of everyone’s priority list.
Introducing The OraVital Treatment
The OraVital System successfully fights and controls harmful bacteria, and restores your mouth back to a healthier state. The following are the steps involved in a successful OraVital treatment plan for gum disease.
Step 1: Testing
Testing for infection in the mouth is as necessary as the lab tests you have at your doctor’s office.
A simple microbiology test shows your dentist the precise bacteria that’s causing the oral infection. The test generates an accurate diagnosis and the most predictable and effective treatment possible. Swab samples from your gums, teeth and tongue are sent to OraVital’s oral microbiology lab for a thorough analysis. An oral microbiologist provides a comprehensive report that your dentist uses to recommend a personalized treatment and maintenance plan.
Step 2: Treatment
Based on your detailed lab report, your dentist will prescribe an OraVital antibiotic rinse and/or cream medication to help control your infection by killing harmful bacteria and yeast.
Your hygienist will provide you with a personalized home-care regimen designed to be most effective for you. A follow up appointment will then be scheduled to measure the changes and assess your improved oral health.
Step 3: Regular Checkups
Regular dental checkups keep you healthy. When you come in for your regular dental cleaning, it is important for you to be examined for bacterial deposits, biofilm and bleeding, and as well as having your teeth cleaned. If there are signs of an infection, your dentist will recommend additional care that could require retesting. This ensures a sustainable and superior standard of oral care which will keep your mouth and body as healthy as possible.
Your personalized regimen of home care and recommended hygiene visits will keep your mouth infection-free.
How Does OraVital Treat Gum Disease?
The OraVital System will:
- Stop bleeding gums and reduce bad breath
- Restore oral health and enhance overall health
- Remove the risk of spreading your infections to your friends and family
- Reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancers and pregnancy issues
If you believe you may have an oral infection or you see the signs of gum disease, we advise that you don’t put it off any longer. Call us today at 519-720-9119 to set up an appointment and we can help you get started on a path to better oral and overall health!