Which Would You Prefer: Pain-free Periowave Or Painful Gum Surgery?

It is hard to imagine that any patient would prefer to have their gums flapped open, bone recontoured, tissue grafted from their upper palette and gums stitched back up again.  In fact, if faced with this option, I would pay a hefty premium to avoid this ordeal.  A 1994 NHANES study discovered that almost 3/4 of patients who were diagnosed with gum disease did not seek treatment due to fear of pain, cost and embarrassment.  Fortunately, Photodisinfection is a completely pain-free procedure that is significantly cheaper than gum surgery and with better outcomes for the patient.  Finally, there is a minimally invasive and non-antibiotic way to arrest gum disease.  With the indisputable links to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, pre-term births etc., there is no longer a good reason to put off getting back to healthy gums. To find a dentist offering Periowave nearest you, please click here: Find A Dental Professional

Estudio De Caso #1 Con Periowave™ – Ssangrado Generalzido Gave Aa Realizar El Sondeo

Mi paciente era una mujer caucásica de 30 años que había padecido encías sangrantes durante los 12 meses previos. Describía que sufría un sangrado grave con el cepillado y mientras comía.

Su historia médica no mostraba resultados significativos. Recientemente, se había sometido a estudios médicos completos con extensos estudios de laboratorio y no se habían encontrado resultados significativos. La paciente había acudido a un tratamiento neuropático y se había sometido a una dieta sin levaduras para detener el sangrado gingival, sin mejoría. No estaba tomando ningún medicamento.

Durante la examinación dental, se encontró sangrado genralizado grave al realizar el sondeo. Las bolsas periodontales se encontraban dentro de un rango de 4 mm de profundidad, excepto por una bolsa distofacial #13 que medía 7 mm, y otra mesiofacial #23, que medía 5 mm de profundidad. Se encontraron pocos depósitos con placa dental y su cuidado en casa era bueno. Esta paciente tenía un historial de raspados regulares cada 6 meses, y había una cantidad mínima de cálculo acumulado. Su último raspado había sido hacía un mes y no se había reportado mejoría. La inflamación era casi nula. El posicionamiento de los dientes, las oclusiones y los patrones de movilidad eran normales y no se detectaron problemas restaurativos.

Izquierda: previo al tratamiento 7 mm de profundidad.Derecho: posterior al tratamiento 3 mm de profundidad.

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Premature Death from Cancer Linked to Dental Plaque In New Study

The results of a recent study published in the British Medical Journal Open seem to indicate the possibility of a link between risk of premature death due to cancer and persistent dental plaque. The study took place in Stockholm, Sweden and was led by Professor Birgitta Söder. It was pretty comprehensive as it looked at the health of nearly 1,400 Swedish adults over a period of 24 years. The objective of the study was to determine whether or not the amount of dental plaque, which generally indicates poor oral hygiene, could be associated with premature death from cancer.

The study started in 1985 when the participants were all in their 30s and 40s, and continued until 2009. At the beginning of the study all participants were given a questionnaire to discover if there were any factors that might increase their risk of developing cancer. The questionnaire assessed variables such as whether or not they smoked, and their socio-economic status. They also received a clinical assessment. This revealed that while gum disease wasn’t prevalent, there were substantial deposits of plaque on the tooth surface.

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