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Periodontitis Disease (Gingivitis and Periodontitis)

Periodontal Disease (Gingivitis and Periodontitis)

Periodontal disease is now the most common cause of tooth loss in adults and affects about 75% of the population in North America.  In early stages, harmful bacteria around and under the gums cause an infection called gingivitis, resulting in areas that are red and swollen.

Tiny ulcerations in the gingiva (gums) allow bacteria to enter the blood stream and travel throughout the body.

Many patients who need treatment for gingivitis return year after year for their dental cleaning without any improvement in the bleeding.

Serious oral infections can affect your overall health

As the disease progresses, it begins to destroy the bone and soft tissues that support the teeth. This is serious infection and may end in tooth loss.  Bacteria continue to enter into the blood stream and infect other areas such as the heart.

Since our white blood cells release chemicals to destroy the bacteria, these chemical substances are also sent throughout the body.  The presence of these chemicals in the blood stream increases the risk for atherosclerosis and heart problems, pneumonia, low birth weight babies, diabetes and some cancers.

Treatment with the OraVital® System heals infected oral tissues and creates a healthy bacterial balance.  Serious systemic (whole body) health risks as a result of oral infection are greatly reduced.

Assessment and Treatment of Periodontal Disease

When you see your dental hygienist to have your teeth cleaned, stony deposits are removed from around the teeth and under the gums.  This is an essential and very important component of keeping your mouth healthy.  During this process, often there is bleeding and this is blamed on the way the teeth are cleaned.

However, such claims are untrue.  If your gums were healthy, they would not bleed.  The more bleeding there is, the greater the infection and inflammation.  Those tiny open ulcers in the gum bleed when the teeth are cleaned and sometimes even when you floss.  When these ulcers are added together, the total surface area can be as large as 10 square centimeters.  If periodontal pockets are present then the total surface area is even greater and of course much more serious.

Even the most meticulous scaling followed by brushing and flossing will not completely get rid of periodontal disease and the associated systemic health risks.

The OraVital® System identifies the specific bacterial cause of periodontal disease, and effectively treats the infection by reducing or eliminating the bacterial cause.

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