Will a Deep Cleaning Reverse Gum Disease? And What is the Best Way to Tighten Pockets?

Will a Deep Cleaning Reverse Gum Disease? And What is the Best Way to Tighten Pockets?

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Reversing gum disease

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Periodontal or 'gum' disease is nonreversible.  Once you are diagnosed with it, you have it for life. Its progression, however, can be arrested.  Depending upon the severity of your disease (from gingivitis to advanced bone loss), a deep cleaning may be the ideal treatment.  It will not reverse the existing effects of your disease, and the future prognosis of your disease will depend upon your commitment to follow-up and home care.

Severe periodontal disease is ideally treated with LANAP (Laser-assisted new attachment procedure) utilizing the Periolase.  See our website for more information.  This procedure is non-surgical in that it does not involve scalpels and sutures.  It can 'reverse' gum disease in that it can stimulate the body to 'grow' new bone.  But its results also depend upon your commitment to follow-up and home care.

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Taking a new approach to reversing periodontal disease with REVITIN

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Most conventional approaches to periodontal (gum) disease treat the symptoms and not the cause. While deep cleaning, scaling and root planing, and even periodontal surgery are indicated when disease is present, they do little to deal with the underlying causes which a great deal of research has focused on. Often gum disease will return and continue to propagate. However, we are beginning to understand that complex communities of bacteria (known as biofilms) exist in and on our bodies in an essential symbiotic way- in other words we need them to live- they protect us, aid in digestion in the mouth and GI track, and even can help make vitamins...and periodontal (gum) disease has been identified as a biofilm-mediated disease.

Conventional approaches to treatment, including the oral products we use, has been to "nuke" these bacteria with chemotherapeutical agents to "kill germs on contact." This has now been understood to not only be ineffective, but harmful to this important oral biofilm by causing an imbalance in the mouth's ecology and fostering the emergence of pathogenic (disease-causing bacteria). 

Having spent over 15 years researching the oral biofilm with a colleague and former NYU dental school classmate, Dr. David Shuch, we have taken a more "proactive approach" in fostering a healthy natural environment in the mouth by respecting the nature of the oral biofilm. We have also developed a product known as REVITIN. It contains a unique natural proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs that fosters a rebalancing of the oral biofilm. When that occurs, the results are very noticeable. The thick sticky smelly plaque (which is an unhealthy biofilm state) is gone, gum color becomes pink, and breath is fresher and teeth get whiter...and we are just getting ready for launch. 

You can try REVITIN by calling 877-346-2700 or go to the weblink below. 

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.