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.
every 6 months
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