Biological Gum Treatments

Gum disease affects 60 – 70% of the adult population. It is an infectious disease, initially caused by a build-up of plaque. The infective pathogens include bacteria, parasites and funguses.

Gum disease

Gum disease is the early stage of gum disease, in which there is reddening and bleeding of the gums. This can usually be reversed with daily brushing (using correct technique and product with 1% hydrogen peroxide), flossing, and a professional clean with our dentist or dental hygienist.

If gum disease is left untreated, it can lead to a more severe form of gum disease called Periodontitis. The gum pulls away from the tooth and forms a space known as a “periodontal pocket”. In an even more advanced form, teeth can move, or you could lose a tooth.

If you are clinically diagnosed with periodontal disease, we will offer you a microbiological analysis using a phase contrast microscope. Our treatment aims to eliminate the pathogens over a 4 – 6 months period of monthly visits to the dentist. When there’s enough structural support, and if the tooth hasn’t been damaged by root planing, this method, called the Bonner Method, has a 96% success rate.