You know that having your teeth cleaned by a professional twice a year is recommended for good oral health. One of the best places to have that done is at the Evansville, Indiana dentist office of Dr. Max Lingo.
But in the future, you may only need to see your dentist for other services like cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea treatment or endodontic care, because tiny nanoparticles could one day eat away at your dental plaque.
Mind you, this technique is years away, but it’s interesting: in new research published in Nature Communications, University of Pennsylvania scientists were able to use a nanoparticle to disrupt biofilms that formed over teeth.
The experiment used a model of plaque as well as treatment of animals. The nanoparticle works by targeting the acidic pH of cavities while leaving neutral pH gums and mouth tissue alone.
The nanoparticle, ferumoxytol, is a substance that has already been approved by the FDA to treat other disorders such as iron deficiency.
But until that technology is widely available, the good news is that the Evansville, Indiana dental practice of Dr. Max Lingo, DDS offers multiple services that can take care of oral issues from the simple to the complicated.
For example, Dr. Lingo can help patients overcome periodontal disease (gum disease), a condition that causes more people to lose their teeth than tooth decay.
Receding gums can lead to eventual tooth loss. One technique offered Dr.Lingo offers is the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique (PST®), a scalpel-free, suture-free procedure for treating gum recession.
In addition to making the teeth more secure, the pinhole technique also improves the patient’s appearance and smile by making the gum line more even.
Other periodontal treatments offered by Dr. Lingo include scaling and root planing that remove bacteria on the roots of the teeth that contribute to gum and bone loss.
Call today and find out how Dr. Lingo can help you on your way to great oral health!