Affected by Gum Disease?
Nearly 50 percent of adults in the United States are affected by some form of gum disease. This disease is responsible for bone bone and tooth loss, especially when left untreated. Research has also linked gum disease to a number of serious general health concerns such as heart disease and stroke. Treating this progressive infection is therefore extremely important to maintaining a healthy smile and healthy body. As periodontists with a combined experience of 60 years, Drs. Marvin Price and Kenneth Gewant successfully treat all stages of gum disease. For advanced cases, we may recommend osseous surgery to treat your condition and arrest the disease process.
70% of adults over 65 have periodontitis
30% of people aged 65-74 have no natural teeth
85 million Americans have cardiovascular disease
What is Osseous Surgery?
Osseous surgery is a type of gum disease treatment that provides access to deep areas of infection and bone damage that occurs below the gum line. Gum disease is caused by harmful oral bacteria that affect the gum tissue and teeth. These bacteria emit toxins, which cause the body to destroy healthy bone and gum surrounding your teeth. With osseous surgery, we carefully retract the gum tissue and reach areas of plaque, tartar and bacteria deep below the gum line. We also smooth any rough areas of bone and eliminate diseased gum tissue. Osseous surgery is highly effective for reducing periodontal pockets where disease thrives and encouraging healthy gum tissue reattachment to bone and tooth surfaces.
Exceptional, Experienced Periodontal Care
Whether you have been dealing with gum disease for some time or have been recently diagnosed, our entire team is focused on helping you enjoy a healthy smile for life. We prioritize patient comfort throughout the treatment process. We also offer IV sedation along with other relaxing sedation options for those with dental anxiety or fear. Our doctors are highly skilled, and have the experience you need when fighting gum disease and its effects. Dr. Price is a board-certified periodontist, and committed to bringing you the highest standard of care. He is also certified through the World Clinical Laser Institute to use BIOLASE® technology for laser gum disease treatment, an additional option we offer for improving gum health.