What is biological periodontal disease treatment? Greenville, SC dentists explain the ozone advantage
Your holistic dentists, Drs John Palmer and Debra Adams, also practice biological dentistry. “Biological therapy” primarily refers to the use of dental ozone for the treatment of periodontal disease or gum disease. This type of periodontal disease treatment in Greenville SCuses a light touch to resolve infections and achieve lasting oral health.
Ozone for healthy gums
Ozone occurs naturally as an energized form of oxygen. You may know it as the layer or shield of gas that absorbs most of the Ultraviolet radiation emitted by the sun. But you may not know ozone as a powerful medical treatment. It’s been used as a therapy since the 1800s and has a proven track record as a safe healer.
Traditionally, gum disease has been treated with scaling and root planing – a “deep cleaning” of the teeth and tooth roots. If guests’ gums don’t respond to this approach, surgery is the “go-to” method to treat disease. Since surgery is more invasive, this form of treatment is associated with greater side effects, longer healing times, and a more significant risk of complications.
Drs Palmer and Adams strive to treat gum disease with conservative, non-surgical approaches. The application of ozone is a perfect complement with Palmer Distinctive Dentistry’s gentle philosophy toward care because it:
- Has well-recognized antimicrobial properties, making it an ideal disinfectant
- Preserves healthy tissues
- Quickly destroys bacteria responsible for decay and disease,
- Re-establishes an oral environment that is free of dangerous microorganisms
- Did not produce observable adverse effects in clinical studies
- Minimizes the risk of re-infection
Moreover, Palmer Distinctive Dentistry has seen time and again the phenomenal results guests get from ozone as a biological periodontal disease treatment. For some guests, ozone also promotes bone recovery.
As holistic dentists, Drs Palmer and Adams appreciate there are no services quite as powerful as those that fall under prevention.Plaque is your gumline’s biggest foe. Yes, it’s crucial that you remove this sticky, bacteria-filled film with thorough and
consistent brushing and flossing. But you may need a little help in the form of the Hydro Floss oral irrigator,an easy-to-use alternative to traditional floss that cleans under the gumline (where toothbrushes and floss can’t reach).
Palmer Distinctive Dentistry’s guests also appreciate the use of natural, professional products from the Dental Herb Company.The line includes a tooth and gums rinse, toothpaste, and mouth spray, as well as an under the gums irrigant. Safe products made with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients like echinacea and eucalyptus oil help to control gum inflammation and bleeding and support gingival healing.
You’ve got to know a little about what makes Palmer Distinctive Dentistry’s gum disease treatment different. Now, we want to get to know you and your family. Call (864) 879-6494 to schedule an appointment at the office in Greenville, SC.