Having healthy teeth is important, but if your gums are not in optimal shape, your oral and overall health might be at risk. This is why Dr. Holinbeck and her team at Bionica Dental Wellness are pleased to offer gum disease treatment in Delafield . Designed to eliminate infection and improve the health and wellness of soft oral tissues, you can walk away feeling better about the state of your smile. Call our office to let us know if you are experiencing bleeding or swollen gums so that we can provide timely dental care.
As a bacterial attack on the gum tissues, gum disease causes inflammation, bleeding, and tenderness. When brushing and/or flossing, you may notice small amounts of blood on your toothbrush or flosser – a clear indicator that gingivitis is present. When bacteria spreads beneath the gumline, it begins to attack the tissues, resulting in pocket formations that easily trap additional plaque.
Over time, without proper treatment, the infection and inflammation can worsen, targeting your teeth and gums and eventually, your body.
An estimated 75% of Americans are living with some form of gum disease, many of whom do not realize they have it. Although bleeding may be evident, it is often brushed off as an issue that will resolve itself. Unfortunately, this is not true but instead will only worsen.
If you’re unsure whether you are suffering from gum disease, here are several of the most common symptoms you might expect to experience:
Without timely care, it is possible for the infection to cause additional tooth and bone loss. It can also enter your bloodstream and cause an array of problems to form such as negative cognitive decline, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, respiratory illness, and more.
At Bionica Dental Wellness, we work hard to target bad oral bacteria and eliminate them. We do this using two methods – scaling and root planing and ozone therapy.
To eliminate the plaque that surrounds your teeth, gumline, and roots, we must perform what is known as a deep cleaning. Also referred to as scaling and root planing, the process involves two steps: First, scaling requires the removal of plaque and bacteria from teeth and the area above and below the gumline. Second, root planing involves smoothing out the tooth roots so that gum tissues reattach to teeth, and the chance for reinfection is reduced.
Since gum disease is considered an infection that attacks your teeth and gums, it is possible to destroy it with the help of ozone therapy. Using ozonated water or gas, we can inject it into the mouth to rid any bacteria and allow your gum tissues to heal while also reducing the potential for additional damage or reinfection. Working similarly to the white blood cells in your body that fight off infection, ozone therapy targets bacterial microbes, eliminating them and creating a healthier environment for teeth and gums.