Gum Disease West Palm Beach Florida
Gum disease, as it was called in the past, is an unhealthy condition of the tissue and bone surrounding each tooth. If not treated, this disease can ultimately cause tooth loss. The number one reason adults lose their teeth is due to periodontal disease, not tooth decay.
Periodontal disease, the current phrase used, consists of a bacteria build-up around each tooth just below the gumline. Some “clues” that the disease is present are bleeding with brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath or actual drainage from swollen gum tissues and loosening teeth.
Periodontal disease can be treated only by professional therapies. The extent of the these therapies is determined by the severity of the disease. To a point, periodontal disease can be treated in a non-surgical manner. The hygienist can make you comfortable with Oragix a needle free anesthetic as seen on the Today Show. The use of ultrasonic sealers, soft tissue loosens and antibiotic therapy may also be part of your treatment. Using non-surgical conservative treatment maintains a healthy and brighter smile.
The Mouth-Body Connection
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One of the easiest ways to help reduce gum disease is by using a Sonicare toothbrush daily.
- Patented sonic technology for a deep clean even in hard-to-reach areas
- Clinically proven to reduce gingivitis
- Removes significantly more plaque than a manual toothbrush
Oraqix® brings effective, needle-free anesthesia for adult patients during scaling and/or root planing procedures.
Oraqix® is the first and only FDA approved needle-free subgingival (below the gumline) anesthetic indicated for use in adults requiring localized anesthesia in periodontal pockets during scaling and/or root planing procedures.
Arestin® is indicated as an adjunct to scaling and root planing (SRP) procedures for reduction of pocket depth in patients with adult periodontitis. Arestin® may be used as part of a periodontal program which includes good oral hygiene, and scaling and root planing.
Arestin® contains minocycline, a tetracycline derivative, and therefore should not be used in children and in pregnant or nursing women. The use of drugs of the tetracycline class during tooth development may cause permanent discoloration of the teeth.
Peridex, considered the “Gold Standard” of preventive care oral rinses, has been provided to help you regain optimum oral health. It is important to follow the directions provided by your oral health professional to help optimize the value of Peridex Oral Rinse.
Tooth Tonic is a professional strength formula. It is a truly natural product made without alcohol, chemical preservatives or sweeteners.
When if comes to topical fluoride, the choice has never been easier. Vanish™ 5% Sodium Fluoride White Varnish virtually disappears after application, so there is no trace of the usual yellow color you see with traditional varnishes. Plus, it takes just seconds to paint on, sets rapidly and safely delivers fluoride.
ControlRx toothpaste is the only Neutral Sodium Fluoride dentifrice that contains Microdent®, a patented ingredient for plaque control. ControlRx dentifrice therapy provides:
- Caries reduction
- Protection from root surface caries
- Low abrasively
- Enhanced remineralization
SootheRx™ is the first FDA cleared at-home prescription therapy indicated for both the rapid and continual relief of dentinal hypersensitivity. It uses Sustained-release, mineral-building ions that provide continual relief from sensitivity.