Gum Disease Treament Using Salivary Diagnostics with Katz Dentistry
You probably know that untreated gum disease can lead to tooth loss, but you may not know how gum disease impacts your whole body: the bacteria and inflammatory byproducts released by inflamed gums travel into the bloodstream to cause cardiovascular disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, diabetes and many more. With nearly 50% of American adults suffering from gum disease, your gum health plays an important role in your whole body health.
We are pleased to offer a new non-surgical treatment for gum disease which is far more effective. Traditional gum treatment (scaling and root planing) mechanically removes tarter and plaque, but does not adequately disrupt the bacteria causing the disease.
Our intensive gum care program uses a simple swish-and-spit test to find out what kind of harmful bacteria are living in your mouth, and tailor treatment to remove it. Since we began offering this treatment in 2017, we have seen even severe gum disease become stable in a relatively short time. If you have struggled to manage gum disease in the past, we invite you to discuss this modern treatment protocol with us.