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Which is Gum disease?

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory multifactorial disease which affects the supporting tooth structures; gums, bones and periodontal ligaments.  The British Dental Health Foundation says 80% of the UK population have periodontal disease. Six million people suffer from the most severe form but for the first time a cure has been developed.Although most individuals suffer gum inflammation and bleeding from time to time, around 10% of the population suffer from the aggressive form of the disease which causes tooth loss.

Gum disease is a big issue mainly because we acccept the symptoms as normal and ignore. Patients wrongly think using a mouthwash and stepping-up oral hygiene to treat bleeding and inflamed gums will fix the issue.  But periodontal bacteria live way below the gum line. No amount of brushing, flossing or mouth rinsing will target them.

If this condition is not treated effectively, i.e. targted by the only proven method to manage the disease, this can have serious consequences for a patient’s dental health causing inflammation, bleeding, receding gums, halitosis, mobile teeth and eventual tooth loss. Pathogenic bacteria which multiplies in the periodontal tissues can enter the bloodstream through capillaries dilated by inflammation.  From a general health perspective, numerous studies over the past decade have demonstrated a direct link between periodontal disease and some major systemic conditions, including diabetes,  Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, osteoporosis and even certain types of cancer.

The traditional method

After diagnosis, the current practise is to treat the condition with antibiotics, invasive surgery or tooth extraction. This is ineffective in eradicating the disease, as the periodontal pathogens live below the gum line and colonise in poorly or non-vascularised areas. The antibiotics can kill the bacteria in the pockets but they cannot penetrate the biofilm to reach the tooth dentine where further bacteria live.

Perioblast™

Perioblast™ is a minimally-invasive, medical protocol which uses a combination of, a microbiologically-guided Nd:YAG laser and microbiological, genetic and enzymatic analysis in conjunction with scaling and root planning to treat periodontal disease. The use of the laser is guided by a microscope meaning dentists can use a less invasive and highly precise approach.

Perioblast™ is a breakthrough that gives patients the chance to save their teeth, regenerate bone and ultimately be pain free.

In place of the standard diagnosis of periodontal disease, patients have a thorough analysis using a molecular biology approach; oral microbiology, genetic risk profile and enzymatic testing to decipher the most appropriate treatment plan for their individual needs. This sophisticated approach, combined with the laser and the operating microscope, allows for a more effective and tailored treatment plan for each person to be put in place and has proven to be consistently effective in restoring long-term periodontal health, no matter the form of the disease (aggressive or chronic).

The success of the Perioblast™ protocol is  not just based on the biological treatment of periodontal disease – its main goal is a full clinical recovery for the patient. A tailor-made maintenance therapy programme is given to all patients and they are advised to maintain  good oral hygiene practices at home to ensure the risk of relapse is reduced. Most likely patients will need a follow-up treatment. If you follow your dentist’s advice and maintain good oral hygiene habits, Perioblast™  can save your teeth.

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