Periodontal disease afflicts nearly 80% of adults. First deteriorating the health of your gums and teeth, advanced periodontal disease has been linked to strokes, cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Gum disease is a serious oral health condition that must be addressed by a dentist as soon as you begin to notice signs. A healthy dental hygiene routine and regular dental check ups can help to prevent, identify and diagnose gum disease as early as possible.
Signs of Gum Disease
- Bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Sore gums
- Swollen gums
- Abscess on gums
- Dental abscess
- Gum infection
- Abscessed tooth
If you believe you are suffering from any stage of gum disease, schedule an appointment with Plano dentist Dr. Mark Sowell. Dr. Sowell provides state of the art diagnosis and treatment of gum disease. With 25 years of dentistry experience and his passionate commitment to continuing education, Dr. Sowell practices with a unique combination of skill and the most up to date modern dental technology. Dr. Sowell uses a biophotonic scanner as part of a comprehensive diagnosis plan to offer a holistic diagnosis and treatment options for gum disease.
Biophotonic Scans Plano TX
Biophotonic Scan is a nobel prize winning device that Dr. Sowell uses to determine your body’s ability to fight off gum disease causing bacteria on its own. Based on the results, Dr. Sowell can help to build you a more precise gum disease treatment plan.
A simple, non-contact, painless scan, Dr. Sowell places a hand held device to the patient’s palm and in minutes an immunity analysis is calculated. The Biopohotonic Scan measures the body’s ability to fight off bad bacteria. By determining how your body’s immune system reacts to bad bacteria, you and Dr. Sowell can devise a personalized plan to help your body fight better.
High Score: A high score on the biophotonic scan indicates your body is able to control disease with routine at home dental hygiene and regular dental visits.
Low Score: A low biophotonic scan score indicates that your body’s immune system is in need of a boost to help fight off the bad bacteria in your mouth causing gum disease. A low score can explain chronic gum disease for certain patients despite their diligent at home oral health care. There are many reasons why you may score low and Dr. Sowell can help you to determine your unique oral health needs.
If you score is low, an easy first step in helping to boost your immune system is improving your diet. Dr. Sowell may suggest eating 10 to 12 servings of fruit and vegetables per day. By increasing your vegetable and fruit intake, you are offering your body a boost in antioxidants that can help fight off gum disease causing bacteria.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Do not let gum disease take control of your life. To learn more about gum disease and your oral and overall health, and what you can do to fight it contact Dr. Mark Sowell. Schedule an appointment online at our Plano, TX dentist office.