Periodontal Disease

At no point in time the connection between oral health and body health has been more definitively proven, than it is now. Just as nutrients from our food, via the mouth, travel into the rest of the body, so do the bacteria. Bacteria from your mouth can enter the lungs and cause respiratory disease, enter the heart and cause heart disease, enter the blood stream and cause a stroke. Therefore, there is now unprecedented focus on periodontal disease.

Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in plaque --a sticky film that builds on teeth. Plaque causes inflammation of the gums around the teeth. Left untreated it causes gum and bone to deteriorate. Periodontal disease causes tooth loss.

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease like diabetes. It is often a complication of diabetes. It makes it harder to control blood sugar.

Treating periodontal disease is all about controlling the bacterial biofilm on

 your teeth.

How do you control it?

#1 is to get your teeth cleaned regularly by the dental hygienist. Your hygienist will recommend a cleaning schedule based on the extent of bone and gum deterioration.

Oral DNA---Our hygienist can test your saliva for oral pathogens in your mouth and treat you accordingly.

It allows for personalization of periodontal treatment. It allows for the identification of related systemic health risks.

Perio Protect--- This is the latest in the tool to control bacterial biofilm--community of bacteria in the pockets between your teeth and gums. Perioprotect is FDA cleared for the treatment of gum disease. The best part, once fabricated you use them in the comfort of your own home. 

Please call Smiles of San Marcos at (760)480-1750 for an evaluation.

630 Nordahl Rd.    |   Suite D   |   San Marcos, CA 92069    |   Call (760) 480-1750