Periodontal Disease Report--
Evaluation & Treatment Options
Your gum disease classification:
- Healthy; no disease present
- Chronic Periodontitis
- Number of areas with 5mm or deeper periodontal pockets: ______
- Loss of supporting bone around teeth
Your home care options:
Make sure you have done lunch and learns with the products you will be recommending. I use GC America, Carie Free, Perio Chip, and others to make a decision that is best for the patients in your care. If you would like the direct link to any of these companies please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a list.
- Electric Toothbrush—Use two times or more every day; full two-minute cycles.
- Stimudents—use at least once every day.
- PerioAid—use at least once every day.
- Rubber tipped stimulators—use at least once every day.
- Chlorhexidine mouthrinse—Peridex or Perioguard.
- Home Fluoride gel or paste—Contact GC America
- Contact Caries Free Toothpaste
In-Office Non-Surgical Treatment Options:
- Preventive Cleanings—to prevent gum disease.
- Maintenance Cleanings—after active treatment of existing gum disease, to help keep infective bacteria under control.
- every 3 months (long-term)
- every 4 months (long-term)
- Scaling/Root Planing—a “deep cleaning” for periodontal pockets 5mm and deeper; using anesthetic, ultrasonics, irrigants, and specialized cleaning instruments.
- Arestinâ—localized bioadhesive antibiotic placed in deeper pockets. Or contact Perio Chip
- Laser curettage & disinfection—Nonsurgically removes infected gum tissue.
- Periostatâ doxycycline—low level oral antibiotic taken for a few weeks during active treatment.
- Root desensitization treatment—helps make sensitive roots less sensitive to cold air and liquids. GC or Carie Free
Other Treatment Options:
- Referral to a gum disease specialist (Periodontist) for evaluation and treatment. May consist of gum surgery, gum and bone grafting, extractions.