Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy Options

Grateful Dental treats gum disease using many non-surgical treatments, including but not limited to deep cleanings, diode lasers, antibacterial mouth rinses and Arestin.  We also recommend an all-natural gel called AO ProVantage Gel by Periosciences. This aqueous gel can be applied after your proper oral hygiene routine.  It is best used following the use of the electric power brush for two minutes, daily c-shaped flossing and/or after the use of a water flosser. It is a unique combination of antioxidants and essential oils which together stimulate your body’s immune system while actively fighting bad bacteria that cause halitosis, gingivitis and periodontal disease.  It is ideal for inflamed and bleeding gums. We have seen amazing and consistent results with our patients. The combination of ingredients is the key. Below you can find a list of all the active ingredients and their role.

Affected gums vs. Healthy gums

Xylitol — This is a sugar alcohol sweetener that can be found in many fruit and vegetable fibers. It is used as a naturally occurring sugar substitutes that inhibits a specific and significant bacteria that contributes to tooth decay called Streptococci mutans.

Ferulic Acid — This is an antioxidant found in the leaves and seeds of many plants including grasses such as wheat, rice and oats. It is a polyphenolic antioxidant that is very effective and has a chemical structure very similar to the herbal supplement curcumin.

Phloretin — A potent antioxidant that inhibits many destructive enzymes and is a natural phenol in the sub-group flavonoids found in apple tree leaves.

Thyme — This ingredient is a natural phenol found in oil of thyme in the form of thymol. This has showed powerful antioxidant properties including strong antimicrobial effects, anti-fungal activity and anti-inflammatory effects.

Menthol Peppermint Oil – This is an organic compound derived from peppermint oil which has demonstrated excellent antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also gives a soothing, cooling effect.

Clove flower oil – Clove is a natural aromatic bud from trees in South America. This amazing ingredient has antibacterial and anesthetic properties that in low concentrations aid in alleviating symptoms of irritation in the mouth and help with antibacterial defense.   

Sage – Sage has antimicrobial and antibacterial benefits. It has a significant history in medicinal uses.  Topically applied it can stop bleeding in wounds, treat sore throats and coughs, treat ulcers and swelling from inflammation, as well as dental abscesses, infected gums and many mouth ulcers and irritations. 

We use this product in our office for conditions including and not limited to gingivitis/periodontitis, ulcers, inflammation around crowns/implants, dry mouth as a result of medication, chemo and radiation, irritations or inflammation from many other systemic manifestations and reactions. We also use it as an adjunct to many of our non-surgical and surgical procedures like laser assisted scaling and root planing or implant placement.

For directions on how to use please see our video!