PERIODONTAL DISEASE AND TREATMENT
Healthy gums lay the foundation for an attractive smile and strong bite. Therefore, it is important to not leave periodontal disease untreated. Advanced periodontal (gum) disease can lead to loose teeth or a need for extractions. Periodontal treatment consists of professionally cleaning the pockets around the teeth. When necessary, periodontists can also perform surgical procedures for patients with severe gum disease.
PREVENTING PERIODONTAL DISEASE
If you do have periodontal disease try Dr. Kohler’s new invention, MOTSY Light oral hygiene Pack. It comes with 4 attachments that are designed to help you improve your oral health care. A rubber scaler can be used to go around each individual tooth to loosen up plaque and check if the plaque is gone upon finished brushing.
The 5X mirror will visually check your work behind difficult areas to see. An electric toothbrush may make brushing easier but does not have the tools to clean each side of your teeth and be able to check what’s going on in your mouth. This is important because plaque left behind causes decay and gum disease.
Periodontal disease can become associated with several other diseases. People would think that bacteria was the factor that linked periodontal disease; however, more recent research demonstrates that inflammation may be responsible for the association. Therefore, treating inflammation may not only help manage periodontal diseases but may also help with the management of other chronic inflammatory conditions.
We pride ourselves on teaching our patients proper at-home care techniques for brushing and flossing, therefore discouraging the development of problems between regular visits to our office. However, periodontal treatment will be the most effective if you adopt a daily routine of good oral care, manage health conditions that may impact dental health, and stop tobacco use.
Dr. Kohler offers deep cleanings and treatment for all stages of gum disease. Dr. Kohler will examine your teeth and gums and take x-rays to determine the best course of treatment. Schedule your appointment here!