Gum care is an essential component of oral health, but for many patients, the gums are often neglected, resulting in a variety of ailments that affect the health of the entire body. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to half of American adults suffer from some form of gum disease, making it important that periodontal health is taken seriously and treated effectively for the best outcomes.
The effects of poor periodontal health
Because periodontal disease wears away the bone and gum that is necessary for healthy permanent teeth, adult tooth loss is a common result of untreated gum disease. Plus, when left untreated, disease festers, allowing for the spread of inflammatory bacteria throughout the bloodstream, which could potentially lead to further health complications and infection throughout the body. Fortunately, through intervention and thorough treatment, gum disease can often be controlled or reversed, minimizing the risk of serious dental consequences and discomfort.
How we treat gum disease
If you suffer from gum disease, we will devise a thorough treatment plan customized to your needs to gently yet effectively treat your periodontal health. At Bowen Legacy Dental, our periodontal programs have helped many patients avoid tooth loss and maintain healthier bone levels—without painful surgeries and discomfort. Some of our periodontal treatment options include gentle, comprehensive non-surgical gum care, like Perio Protect®, as well as a soft-tissue program to restore your smile and improve your health.
In addition to gum care treatments, Dr. Bowen and Dr. Gehlert may also recommend more frequent general examinations to combat your periodontal disease. Though twice-a-year exams are adequate for most patients, those with gum disease often benefit from proactive visits every three to four months. Since much of gum disease management and treatment involves preventative and regular dental care, visiting your dentist more often throughout the year is an important component of your unique treatment plan.
If you suffer from gum disease and are looking for a comprehensive solution, call us today to schedule an appointment to discuss gum care. Dr. Bowen and Dr. Gehlert look forward to helping you promote better periodontal health that will preserve your best smile health for life!
Our family dentistry ranges from general examinations to dental implants and dentures. We care for smiles across all stages of life and look forward to helping you create a foundation for better overall health.
Adult and Child Exams
Preventative care is the foundation of dentistry. Regular visits twice a year are crucial for removing plaque and tartar, as well as comprehensively examining a patient’s oral health.
Using CEREC® 3D technology, we can design, mill, and place a new crown in just over an hour. By causing less damage to the tooth, these durable crowns, which are color-matched to ensure a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance, are wonderful options for many patients.
When you suffer from gum disease, intervention and treatment are essential for an optimal smile outcome. Our periodontal programs use gentle, non-surgical treatments to control and heal your gum disease—providing you with the comfortable and healthy gums you deserve.
The Perio Protect Method®
With this innovative treatment, you can achieve a more effective medicinal treatment for your gum disease by wearing the Perio Trays® by Perio Protect®. Offering users a non-invasive treatment option that takes only 10 to 15 minutes a day, Perio Protect® is a suitable and easy-to-use alternative to the painful and repetitive scaling and planing surgeries that are typical of periodontal treatment.
When the soft pulp of your tooth becomes infected, we perform a root canal to clean your tooth, destroy bacteria that could feed into the rest of your body, and create a beautiful dental restoration.
For patients with missing teeth, dental implants are the most advanced solution for problems with eating, chewing, or speaking. Implants, which act as roots for new tooth restorations, allow you to have new, permanent teeth, offering you unparalleled comfort, convenience, and aesthetics.
Dentures and Partials
Dentures and partials are excellent options for patients who are missing some or all of their teeth. This advanced, yet cost-effective solution is well suited for a variety of patients and less invasive than dental implants.
For patients who experience dental anxiety, we offer sedation during regular procedures to help them relax. Calming and convenient, sedation dentistry minimizes stress, allowing you to obtain the dental care you deserve that anxiety would otherwise prevent you from obtaining.
Our family dentistry ranges from general examinations to dental implants and dentures. We care for smiles across all stages of life and look forward to helping you create a foundation for better overall health. Learn More
We provide a selection of cosmetic dental options to help you love your smile! From veneers to advanced whitening, our cosmetic services are safe and effective ways to boost your smile—without sacrificing your smile health.Learn More
We know that oral health has the power to affect your entire wellness. All of our dental services are based on the principles of whole-body wellness and are committed to boosting your overall health through safe, effective, non-toxic means, like mercury-free fillings and balanced nutrition.