Our Conservative Gum Disease Treatment team includes 16 cosmetic dentists, specialists (including a Periodontist) and lab technicians in one high-end office. In particular we focus on Oral Microbiology cultures. As a result we are able to significantly reduce the need for Gum Surgery. We offer intelligent and honest diagnosis based upon 31+ years of experience. Our treatment is quick and comfortable. Before and after photos on oral microbiology bacterial cultures and heart disease performed in our Gum Disease Treatment office.
Moreover our patients have access to our affiliated team of 12 medical doctors in our building. There is a relationship between gum disease and other medical diseases like heart disease and diabetes. Therefore take gum disease seriously.
Oral Microbiology for an acute periodontal gum infection
This patient had not gone to the dentist for over six years. The 20 year old implant denture clasps had broken causing the denture to rub against her gums near the implants in the presence of a lot of plaque and calculus. Incidentally these photos were taken after Antibiotic & Initial Periodontal Therapy were completed. Subsequently the Microbiology Culture revealed the presence of 32% Enteric Gram Negative Rods (5% is normal) that were resistant to Doxycycline, Amoxicillin, Metronidazole and Clindamycin. Antibiotic susceptibility testing revealed this infection would respond to Ciprofloxacin. In particular these two images were rotated to show the lingual view.
Oral Microbiology test results
This 41 year old female had severe gum disease. She did not favorably respond to three years of antibiotic treatment with Periostat – Doxycycline – at another dental office. Enteric gram negative rods – anaerobic bacteria populated 13.8% of the microbiologic culture and were shown to be resistant to Doxycycline. This patient was successfully treated with Amoxycillin & Metronidazole antibiotics. Then she was also referred to an MD where a fasting glucose tolerance test showed she had early stage diabetes.
Incidentally these tests will frequently show anaerobic and aerobic bacteria results featuring spirochetes, porphyromonas gingivali and actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. Treatment should focus on the elimination of the mouth germs. Singularly these germs are highly correlated with periodontal gum disease.
Oral microbiology for an acute periodontal abscess that caused severe tooth and gum pain
Oral Microbiology dental bacteria cultures will become increasingly important in dentistry and medicine
The correlation between dental disease and medical illness are just now being explored. Usually our office refers patients with advanced periodontal gum disease for a medical evaluation.
These oral microbiology tests will frequently show anaerobic and aerobic bacteria – mouth germs – featuring spirochetes, porphyromonas gingivali and actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. These bacteria are highly correlated with periodontal gum disease. Therefore treatment should focus on their elimination as a goal.
Suggested reading includes: Listgarten, Offenbacher and Genco.
A painful acute periodontal abscess
A periodontal gum culture, oral dental microbiology, tests for the presence of periodontal pathogens bacteria, or species of germs, in the mouth
How to place an antibiotic under the gum to kill bacteria after Oral Microbiology testing
Oral or Dental Microbiology performed on Dental Implants
These pictures show a dental microbiology culture taken from a draining gum fistula around a maxillary unilateral subperiosteal dental implant. Periodontal gum cultures should be taken before prescribing antibiotics. In this case the infection was resistant to Penicillin, Tetracycline and Metronidazole.
In conclusion all of the dentistry shown on this 4,400 page website was created by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman. In brief we offer intelligent and honest diagnosis. Visit us when you want it done right the first time; you will save money by initially spending more. Therefore please call The Center for Special Dentistry®.