In modern dentistry, we understand that preventing gum disease involves more than simply polishing and flossing. Treating the entire mouth and understanding the relationship between oral health and systemic health are the keys to a lifetime of optimal health.
Whether you have struggled with a personal history of gum disease, if you are overdue for a dental visit, or if you are frankly apprehensive about seeking dental care, scheduling your routine dental visit as soon as possible is the best way to get back on track.
Dr. Piccolo and his staff employ a wide range of techniques to treat and prevent gum disease (also known as periodontal disease). With the help of state-of-the-art equipment, digital imaging, and based upon current research, periodontal disease can be identified in its early stages. Both surgical and non-surgical therapy may be employed, dependent upon your needs.
Advanced diagnostic tools allow the dental team to provide customized therapeutic care. In addition to x-rays and periodontal probing, we offer antioxidant scanning to measure the level of antioxidants in your body. Increased levels of antioxidants (through nutrition) help the body to heal and promote tissue regeneration. This information is vital in fighting and preventing periodontal disease.
To further customize the plan for your periodontal treatment, Dr. Piccolo may recommend bacterial testing. In a simple, painless procedure it is possible to identify the specific bacteria that are present in your periodontal infection. Some, but not all, bacterial infections can be resolved without the use of antibiotics. The results of the bacterial test are helpful in determining the appropriate treatment and in preventing the over-use of antibiotics.
Along with the care that you receive in the office, you will also be educated about how to protect your periodontal health at home.
Addressing your periodontal health prior to beginning a restorative or cosmetic procedure is fundamental to the outcome of your treatment. It is our pleasure to partner with you and guide you throughout the entire process.