Treating Gum Disease with Technology The Gums Have It
If you are plagued by bleeding, receding, or red and swollen gums you may be a victim of periodontal disease – more commonly known as gum disease
. And dentists and periodontists have been treating gum disease the same old traditional way for decades – by deep cleaning you gums and teeth. They numb you up and scrape you down every three months.
But deep cleaning just isn’t enough to combat gum disease. Gum disease is caused by bacteria and you can’t kill bacteria by scraping it away. That’s like trying to permanently remove hair by shaving it. You know how well that works – it grows back. So does bacteria if you don’t kill the cause. And you need antibiotics to do that.
However, in order to properly eradicate the bacteria with antibiotics you have to know which bacteria you are in your mouth. You need to know your bacteria. Enter OralDNA lab.
OralDNA lab allows the Drs. Santiago and their clinical partners to take a sample of a patient’s mouth bacteria and perform a culture to determine which of the many bad bacteria your mouth is hosting. From that we customize a plan that includes traditional in-office therapy with specific antibiotics to heal you thoroughly. Gum disease is plain and simple, it’s a bacterial disease and needs to be treated as such.