Biological Periodontal Therapy
Advanced periodontal disease causes many complications, including tooth and bone loss. To prevent losing teeth or bone, dentists may recommend surgical treatment to remove the infection from gums, allow them to heal, and then reattach to your teeth. Fortunately, there is a treatment known as biological periodontal therapy that doesn’t require surgery to heal the gums.
What is Biological Periodontal Therapy?
When you have periodontal disease, it can cause teeth to become loose as infected gums pull away from the teeth. In the advanced stages of the disease, pockets of infection form that require treatment. Our dentists at Professional Dental in Irving, TX, can treat this disease without surgery by using Biological Periodontal Therapy.
This treatment involves debriding the gums to get rid of the bacteria and parasites that infect them, then root planing and scaling to remove any plaque and tartar on them. As they work, our dentists use a phase one microscope to ensure the treatment is working to get rid of the bacteria and parasites, causing the infection in the gums.
Holistic Approach to Healing
The condition of your teeth can affect the entire body because if you cannot eat due to bad teeth or gums, then you won’t get the nutrition you need to stay healthy. One of our dentists at Professional Dental may recommend eating a healthy diet that includes whole foods like:
- Fruits and vegetables with low glycemic indexes
- Fish and poultry
- Monounsaturated fats from nuts, avocados, olive oil
- Drinking water
Our dentists in Irving, TX, may also prescribe supplements to strengthen immunity to help naturally fight infection. They may include:
- Vitamin C
- Oil of Oregano
- Antioxidants and probiotics
Follow-up Care for Periodontal Disease
After the initial appointment, your teeth and gums will require close monitoring to ensure they are healing, and the infection isn’t returning. Expect to:
- Return for appointments every three to four months
- Eat a healthy diet
- Take supplements to boost immunity
- Follow home care instructions
An infection of the gums can affect other parts of your body. For instance, the infection can get into the bloodstream and move to your vital organs, like the heart or brain. If your gums bleed while brushing them or your gums are receding from your teeth, make an appointment with our dentists at Professional Dental in Irving, TX for an evaluation.
Dr. Sonya Reddy serves patients in Irving and the surrounding areas of Grand Prairie, Arlington, Las Colinas, Valley Ranch, Coppell, Bedford, and Hurst.