What is that stuff on my teeth? What is gum disease? How is it treated?
Gum disease, aka Periodontal disease, is the inflammation of gum tissue that leads to the eventual loss of teeth.
The inflammation is caused by tartar, which is essentially a calcified mat of bacteria that blankets the teeth.
Regular dental cleanings are meant to scrape this debris off of the teeth, before it causes long term damage.
If it is allowed to stay on the teeth, the gum pockets will deepen, and eventually the bone will move down away from the infection, leading to the loss and mobility of teeth.
These are before and after pictures shown from the same visit.
The tartar was scraped off of the teeth, using ozone water and gas. A laser was then used to remove infected granulation tissue, stimulating healing.
As soon as the tartar and infection was removed from the teeth, the tissue instantly started to reattach to the teeth.
Within days, all redness and infection will be gone!