Gum Disease Treatment and Prevention in Shrewsbury
We are proud to say that we offer a totally different dental experience. We keep teeth clean and healthy, and focus on your comfort. Let us give your teeth the attention they deserve. Please read about all the services that we provide in the area of periodontal dentistry for patients in Shrewsbury, New Freedom, and surrounding York county to make a difference in the longevity of your smile.
Periodontal Services for York County Patients
The health of your gums (periodontal health) has been linked directly to serious health risks such as diabetes and cardiac disease. Evidence accumulated at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania lists at least 12 diseases and 4 cancers linked with periodontal bacteria. Active, aggressive (but gentle), periodontal care will minimize your risk of not only tooth loss but also of heart attack and these other diseases. The list of health effects from poor periodontal health continues to grow. Do not be among the 60 percent of Americans who neglect their periodontal needs.
One of our periodontist colleagues mentioned that long ago they reassured their patients that periodontal disease “would not kill them.” This reassurance is not true today. The evidence is overwhelming. When you take steps to protect your smile by visiting Dr. Haywood, you are also protecting your overall health and well being. 98% of our periodontal therapy is non-surgical and comfortable. Statistics prove you will live a longer and better quality of life without periodontal disease and the after effects.
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Bleeding or receding gums, bad breath or deep pockets in the gums mean INFECTION. It is as simple as that. Caught early and treated as a serious infection, this gum disease can be managed and controlled but it can never be completely cured. Our experienced hygienists take the lead in this treatment by identifying, explaining, treating and monitoring everything from the small isolated areas of periodontal disease to the most severe and rampant expression of this devastating condition. We use advanced ultrasonic irrigation, chemical disinfectants, antibiotic and nutritional therapies, visual mechanical measurements, and oral DNA testing to diagnose and treat early gingivitis and periodontal diseases. Complete removal of periodontal bacteria is essential for complete healing. It takes an uncommon approach to your health to create this result and we have developed exactly that. We create health and periodontal wellness that very well may save your smile!
Advanced Antibiotic Technology
Although removal of bacteria is the cornerstone of skillful periodontal therapy, advances in antibiotic technology and the method of application have achieved amazing health in many of our clients. We believe in a thorough comprehensive approach to your care. By combining the most effective therapies and medication, we will assure success at staying on top and even ahead of gum disease. We incorporate one or more technologies in our treatments such as; Arestin or Atridox site specific antibiotics, the “Periodontal” Pill-Periostat, combinations of anti-microbial irrigations, and traditional antibiotics systemically to clear your body of the pathogenic organisms. Oral DNA testing for dentistry allows us to identify which of the 11 most suspected periodontal pathogens is present. We can treat accurately this way.
After Treatment Commitment to Wellness
Staying free of dental disease is hard work and most people will outlive their teeth these days. With our help and your continued diligence, we are committed to a level of total body wellness unique in this country. Ask us about the importance of the “oral systemic connection”. We are a committed full service dental office offering periodontal dentistry (scaling and “root planing” or “root debridement therapy”), periodontal maintenance, and routine hygiene care and cleanings. We have very high standards for health, and strive for zero bleeding/zero infection for our patients.
Lifetime “Super Sealants” for Cavity Prevention
We are possibly only one of a select few of offices to offer a lifetime warranty. Cavities can be prevented by completely sealing the chewing surfaces and all pits and fissures of adult and children’s teeth. This inhibits bacterial byproducts, simple sugars, etc. from being harbored. Therefore preventing cavities from occurring in the enamel. It’s simple, it’s inexpensive, and it’s painless. Super sealants are a great preventative tool.
Oral Cancer Screening – Vizilite
Alcohol, infection, HPV virus and smoking are implicated in the onset of oral cancer. We have implemented the latest advanced screening tool for early detection of this potentially fatal disease. Early detection is critical. No tool allows us to identify the treatable stages of oral cancer better than Vizilite. This innovative and inexpensive screening technology is always available during office examinations. We also have non-surgical techniques for identifying cancer including t-blue staining and Oral CDX cellular analysis right in the office.
Fluoride treatments and calcium rebuilding agents are recommended for clients of all ages, not just children. Decay rates have been proven to increase with age, and fluoride of all types, professionally administered, will strengthen and rebuild damaged enamel. We also insist on lifetime fluoride therapy following extensive dental reconstruction or cosmetic work. It makes sense to shift protection into high gear! As we age, we are taking more medications and experiencing changes in our mouths (drying) that set the stage for rampant root decay. Xylitol sweetener is used to reduce decay risk in mints and lollipops regularly these days. Fluoride, in any of its many forms, is an essential insurance policy against these ravages. Ask us about the many specific products and treatments available today that can help you.
Bite Guards/Controlling Tooth Wear
Uncontrolled grinding of the teeth destroys comfort, health, and appearance as we age. Left untreated, grinding wear could cost patients tens of thousands of dollars. We’re all living longer, so it seems negligent of us not to address these unavoidable changes. Recent studies show that as we live longer more than half of us will have our teeth deteriorate to the point it will affect our happiness (Jada 2012). All of our styles of guards are comfortable, clear, and specifically custom made for each client. Protect your investment. Protect your beautiful, natural smile and healthy teeth for a lifetime. We believe our Baltimore and Towson, Maryland area patients are worth it!
The Exceptional Dental Cleaning
We are an exceptional practice near the Loganville and New Freedom Boroughs in York County, and our high standards extend to all of our 60 minute cleaning appointments designed to optimize oral health. One full hour allows us to use our time, skill and experience to “protect your smile”. Utilizing all the advanced technology we offer, Dr. Haywood can provide you the opportunity for optimal wellness through my treatment and through the time we spend together developing and sticking to your individual health plan. Don’t believe that quick cleanings at low quality offices are the same. They most definitely are not!