Do you have red, swollen, bleeding and puffy gums,
persistent bad breath or tooth sensitivity? You may
have some form of periodontal disease.
In a healthy mouth, shallow (1-3 mm) pockets exist
where the teeth meet the gums. When gum disease
occurs, these pockets deepen. Deeper pockets
accumulate harmful bacteria, which may lead to
increased gum inflammation and leading to lost teeth.
During your routine dental examination, the dentist or
dental hygienist will evaluate your periodontal health.
This includes measuring the space between your gum
and tooth (periodontal pocket) and an assessment of
your tissue health.
Periowave™ is a quick and painless technology that
works to kill the bacteria associated with periodontal
disease, without the promotion of antibiotic
Periowave™ utilizes a non-thermal laser light to
activate a photosensitizing solution designed to kill
bacteria. Killing the bacteria halts the progression of
the disease and allows healing to begin.
PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE
Periodontal disease occurs when a bacterial
infection develops where the gums join the
teeth. Harmful bacteria release enzymes that can
cause underlying bone loss, receding gums and
eventual tooth loss.
and your Overall Health
#1 cause of tooth loss in adults
Affects more than half of people over age 30
Often painless and may go undetected
May be genetically inherited
Bacteria associated with periodontal disease can
travel into the bloodstream and may contribute to
adverse health effects. This makes early detection
of periodontal disease critical.