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Greenville residents ask, “What is periodontal therapy?”

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An estimated 50% of adults over the age of 30 have some form of gum disease. That number significantly increases with age. Whether you have already been diagnosed with gum disease or are starting to notice symptoms, you may be wondering, “what is periodontal therapy for gum disease?” Greenville residents turn to Dr. Palmer, Dr. Knause, and the team at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry for education and treatment for all stages of this common disease.

What is gum disease?

What starts out simply as built up plaque on your teeth can spread into a dangerous disease. As plaque builds up, it allows bacteria to spread causing gum inflammation, redness, swelling, and bleeding. This is called gingivitis and is very common. Left untreated, gingivitis becomes periodontitis. The gums begin to pull away causing gaps between the teeth and gums allowing bacteria to spread. If gum disease is allowed to spread, tooth loss is possible.

Treatment options

By recognizing the signs of gum disease and visiting the dentist regularly, treatment can be started early to prevent the bacteria from spreading and causing more damage. Treatment options for periodontal disease may include:

  • Ozone therapy
  • Oral irrigation using our Hydro Flosssystem to complement normal flossing
  • A change in your dental health regimen to include products from Dental Herbal CompanyⓇ

Ozone therapy is natural, safe, and effective.

Made up of three oxygen atoms, ozone is produced naturally by our immune systems. In dental procedures, ozone is used in low doses with no side effects. It cleanses, disinfects, and destroys bacteria. It naturally kills bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Using ozone supports the body’s responses to destroying bacteria and then allows the body to heal on its own. No foreign or potentially harmful materials are needed. When treating bacteria and gum disease, ozonated water or gas is applied to the gums to aid in the healing process.

Your health is our priority. Contact Palmer Distinctive Dentistry for an appointment today. (864) 332-4113
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Palmer Distinctive Dentistry
John J. Palmer, DMD | Daniel J. Knause, DMD | Debra G. Adams, DMD |
John R. White, DDS, DABDSM

At Palmer Distinctive Dentistry, we believe that oral health and overall wellness are linked. This is our focus when attending to our guests’ dental needs. Giving beautiful, healthy smiles to the residents of Greenville, SC is our goal.

Heading our team is Founder Dr. John J. Palmer, a Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry graduate. A dedicated holistic dentist and pioneer in advanced dentistry, he incorporates the latest technologies and IAOMT-certified methods and stays abreast of modern developments in biological dentistry.

Dr. Daniel J. Knause earned his B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Furman University and his DMD from Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry. He’s well-versed in IAOMT protocol and holds membership in many prestigious associations.

Dr. Debra G. Adams received her Bachelor of Science from Huntingdon College in Montgomery, AL, and worked as a dental assistant, before graduating from dental school at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. Dr Adams that she is SMART certified through the IAOMT and is dedicated to giving our guests the best treatment possible.

A graduate from the University of Texas, John R. White, DDS, DABDSM has over 40 years of experience in providing health care services in the field of professional dentistry. He is renowned as a specialist in the field of sleep apnea as well as being a patient-friendly doctor who aims to provide the best possible oral health care possible. He has contributed to the dental community of professionals by lecturing across the country to share his wealth of knowledge on the subject.