Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects one out of every five adults. It can begin with red or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily, or gums that are receding away from the teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque and is linked to serious diseases that affect the rest of the body, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, pre-term birth, and many more.
Daily brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings can help prevent gum disease from occurring, but if periodontal disease is left untreated, it can require scaling, root planing, or even surgery to rid the mouth of the bacteria.
Modular Periodontal Therapy
At Troy Family Dental, we believe early intervention is critical to your overall health. That is why we use Modular Periodontal Therapy, a non-surgical method of gum disease treatment that achieves results without the pain and discomfort of traditional treatments. Using a scientifically validated system of testing, medications and convenient home care, Modular Periodontal Therapy helps the mouth and body return to full health in a pain-free, non-invasive manner, making it a great alternative to typical oral surgery.
Oral Health is Whole Body Health
We are committed to helping you overcome gum disease and other periodontal issues by focusing on both the cause of the problem and the symptoms. We recognize that while gum disease may originate in the mouth, it can impact the health of the whole body.
Founder of Periodontal Therapy, Thomas W. Nabors, DDS. Periodontal Therapy. https://www.thomasnabors.com/periodontal-treatment/