Gum Disease Treatment
It's common knowledge that gum disease can lead to tooth loss. But it may surprise you to learn that the bacteria associated with gum disease can cause far more serious conditions.
Recent studies have linked gum disease to an increased risk of:
- Heart Disease
- Certain cancers, including pancreatic cancer
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Complications controlling blood sugar levels in diabetes
- Low birth weight babies
- Premature birth
With all the serious health risks associated with periodontal disease, Dr. Doug Baxter and Dr. Julie Marshall offers advanced gum therapies to treat and even reverse the disease. These therapies help make the treatment of gum disease more comfortable and effective than ever before.
Our practice uses the Cavitron ultrasonic scaler in the treatment of periodontal disease. It is a state-of-the-art tool that uses high frequency ultrasonic waves to clear away any pockets of bacteria below the gum line. The Cavitron makes periodontal therapy more effective, more comfortable and more thorough.
Powerful antibiotics, such as Arestin and Atridox, have been developed specifically for the treatment of periodontal disease. Following treatment with the Cavitron, we will place Arestin or Atridox under the gum line to continue to kill bacteria over time.
Essential Gum Care for Optimal Oral Health
Dr. Doug Baxter and Dr. Julie Marshall have established an excellent periodontal program that has helped many patients avoid tooth loss and maintain healthier bone levels. He offers gentle, comprehensive nonsurgical gum care and a soft-tissue program that has helped restore many smiles over the years.
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