PERIODONTAL TREATMENT

perioPeriodontal disease or gum disease affects one out of every five adults. It is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and begins with such common symptoms as red or swollen gums, gums that bleed easily, or gums that are receding away from your teeth.

Caused by bacteria found in plaque, periodontal infections are linked to serious diseases that affect the body, such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes, pre-term birth, and many others.

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

Watch this video about why flossing is important

MODULAR PERIODONTAL THERAPY

Dr. Nabors believes there’s a better way. As a pioneer in conservative periodontal therapies, he emphasizes that early intervention is critical to not only oral health, but health in general. That is why he has developed 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

29Our highly trained Modular Periodontal Therapists are committed to helping you overcome gum disease and other periodontal issues by focusing on the causes of the problem, not just the symptoms. We recognize that while gum disease may originate in the mouth, it can impact the health of the whole body. The Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine put it this way:

“First, oral disease is a disease like any other—and in and of itself is deserving of treatment.

Number two, everything in the body is connected. Having a chronic infection is a serious problem that you should not ignore. It can indeed make you systemically sick.

Three, patients should not think that treating periodontal disease will guarantee them lifetime health, but it is one step they can take to be healthier overall.”