Natural gum therapy treats the causes of gum disease gently in our Burr Ridge, IL office
You may be able to recall being encouraged to eat healthy foods and avoid “bad” beverages. However, there is very little chance that a dentist has asked about the specifics of your diet or your lifestyle habits. At Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC, the basis of care is a strong understanding of each patient. We don’t just look at your teeth and gums; we talk with you about factors that may stand in your way of your best health.
Oral health and systemic health are entwined; one affects the other. Gum disease is a prime example of this. Large amounts of data exist demonstrating the effect that poor oral health can have on the body. When we consult with patients, we do more than educate them about the causes of gum disease, we also look at how chemical imbalance in the mouth plays a role, and how we may address this issue with natural treatments performed in our Burr Ridge, IL office.
THE TWO IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF GUM DISEASE TREATMENT
In order to successfully treat gum disease, two goals must be achieved. First, the bacteria that are living on the gums and in pockets around teeth must be removed. Second, long term health must be guarded by continually minimizing the presence of disease-causing pathogens. This means addressing the acidic environment of the mouth. Where conventional treatments fall short is in this second goal. Treating existing bacteria with a deep cleaning does very little for long term results.
One of the primary methods of treating gum disease is a professional cleaning. This hygiene appointment goes beyond what you can accomplish at home, involving special tools and gentle techniques to remove built-up plaque and tartar. At Janet S. Stopka DDS, PC, ozone is also an integral aspect to treatment.
Ozone is one of the safest, natural pathogen-fighting agents to ever exist. When gums are washed or periodontal pockets flushed with ozonated water or gas, the bacteria that have accumulated on these tissues are immediately destroyed. Ozone significantly improves the effects of follow-up care with routine maintenance, nutritional guidance, and supplementation.
Gum health is crucial to comfort, fresh breath, and to your general state of health. Schedule preventive treatment with Burr Ridge dentist, Dr. Stopka 630 756-5844.
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