of the general population suffers from gum disease
of those with gum disease are in the second (moderate) stage of the three-stage disease
people over the age of 65 have gum disease
Proven Management Solutions for Patients With Gum Disease
Diagnosed with gum disease? The good news is that Dr. Sarah Jockin can work with you to manage your case and personalize your treatment. Even if your gum disease has progressed to the most advanced stages, it is still possible for you to get it under control with effective care.
- Laser gum surgery. Lasers can be used to destroy bacteria colonies above and below the gum line, as well as improve the state of the soft and hard tissues of the mouth. Lasers are minimally-invasive tools that provide less discomfort, bleeding and swelling, and reduced healing times.
- Osseous surgery. This traditional treatment for gum disease involves gently cutting the gum tissue in order to access bacteria hidden below the gum line.
- Gingivectomies. The gingiva, or gums, can be powerful allies against advancing gum disease. A gingivectomy allows Dr. Jockin to remove unhealthy and destroyed gum tissue to improve regeneration and reattachment of healthy gingiva.
- Scaling and Root Planing. This technique involves deep cleaning and sanitizing the tooth root and general area for a healthier environment.
Preventive maintenance appointments. These appointments make it difficult for bacteria to continue to breed in the periodontal pockets.
Gum Disease Affects More Than Just Your Mouth
When you have gum disease, you have a whole body problem. Gum disease that is not managed or treated properly has been linked to several serious health conditions, including:
- Heart disease
- Pancreatic cancer