Periodontal Therapy – Troy Family Dental – Gum Disease Treatment

Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, affects 50% of the population. It can begin with red or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily, or gums that are receding away from the teeth. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque and is linked to serious diseases that affect the rest of the body, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, pre-term birth, and many more.

Daily brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings can help prevent gum disease from occurring, but if periodontal disease is left untreated, it can require scaling, root planing, or even surgery to rid the mouth of the bacteria.

Oral Bacteria Testing

Bringing you personalized care.

Troy Family Dental is focused on the highest level of preventive care. The standard in most dental offices is to diagnose and treat conditions that can be identified with the human eye, possibly with the aid of slight magnification. We provide a microscopic evaluation of oral bacteria which is an excellent way to assess your risk for conditions such as cavities and gum disease. We are also able to assess the risk your mouth may be having on your immune system and the rest of your body.

A simple sampling leads to personalized care

The microscopic evaluation of oral bacteria is as simple as sampling a small amount of plaque taken from the surface of a tooth. Using a Nikon research-grade microscope, our Doctors can very quickly identify the type of bacteria present and design treatment to stop a potentially problematic condition in its tracks.

Bacteria in the mouth have the potential to cause significant health concerns due to their tendency to accumulate in biofilms, affect your immune system, cause tissue destruction, and travel to distant sites in the body. Tiny microorganisms hide in between teeth, under the gums, and in small crevices where their byproduct prompts inflammation and tissue destruction. As infection develops, the tissue around teeth grows weak and loosens its grip, allowing pockets to form. Gum recession and the development of periodontal pockets exacerbate the difficulty of disrupting these pathogenic bacteria, allowing the severity of infection to progress and more directly impact distant areas of your body.

Benefits of Microscopic Evaluation

  • Offers the earliest possible diagnosis of disease.
  • Know when the infection is gone with a single sampling of plaque.
  • Instantly see which types of bacteria require treatment, such as spirochetes and protozoans.
  • See how much bacteria is present in your mouth.
  • When compared to a periodontal risk chart, we can immediately identify your level of risk.
  • We can show you the type and number of bacteria that have come directly from your mouth.



Modular Periodontal Therapy

At Troy Family Dental, we believe early intervention is critical to your overall health. That is why we use Modular Periodontal Therapy, a non-surgical method of gum disease treatment that achieves results without the pain and discomfort of traditional treatments. Using a scientifically validated system of testing, medications, and convenient home care, Modular Periodontal Therapy helps the mouth and body return to full health in a pain-free, non-invasive manner, making it a great alternative to typical oral surgery.

Oral Health is Whole Body Health

We are committed to helping you overcome gum disease and other periodontal issues by focusing on both the cause of the problem and the symptoms. We recognize that while gum disease may originate in the mouth, it can impact the health of the whole body.

Founder of Periodontal Therapy, Thomas W. Nabors, DDS. Periodontal Therapy.