At Green Dentistry in San Francisco CA, we use the term ‘holistic’ to refer to dental procedures that take into account your overall health, instead of just your dental or oral health. Our mission has always been to educate our patients on the connection between the mind, the body, and the smile. In this spirit, we want to talk about gum disease, one of the most common ailments in America at the moment.
Gum disease consists of any serious gum infection that threatens to damage the gums and destroy the jaw bone. Often, these types of infections stem from an inconsistent oral health routine, dental trauma, or lifestyle choices like smoking. Though not immediately painful, over time, gum disease – also known as periodontal disease – can spread to other areas of the gum-line. This can eventually lead to dire consequences like tooth loss.
But, if you’re like us, you know that the only way to treat this is the holistic route! If your gums are inflamed, it is simply evidence that the balance of your body’s systems is askew. Whether it’s your diet or your habits, we work to provide holistic choices that take into account this delicate relationship.
Holistic Options For Treating Gum Disease
We offer three main procedures to help you fight back against this imbalance and reclaim your gums.
- Deep Cleaning: During a regular visit, we might recognize the signs of early gum disease. If we do, we will typically recommend a dental deep cleaning. At our office, we use ultrasonic tools and laser treatment to maximize the results of the process, which is also known as scaling or root planing.This not only takes into account your current issues, but also helps prevent further bouts of gum infection down the line.
- Ozone Therapy: The antibacterial properties of ozone are used to treat gum disease by promoting further healing. This takes into account your overall dental health by strengthening your entire gum line; not just the affected area.
- Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation: This advanced process can help with gums that have receded due to late-stage gum disease.
Green Dentistry in San Francisco CA always prioritize the holistic dentistry option. Patients from Sebastapol, Menlo Park, and the Peninsula also come to us for restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!
Contact Green Dentistry:
Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):
360 Post St Ste 704
San Francisco, California