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Periodontal Disease & Treatment

Soft Tissue Management® is an organized system of early diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease in Lafayette, LA, in our office non-surgically.
Periodontal Disease & Treatment

Dentist in Lafayette, LA.

Soft Tissue Management® is an organized system of early diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease in Lafayette, LA, in our office non-surgically. Periodontal Disease is caused chiefly by plaque, the invisible accumulation of sticky food and bacteria on the teeth. Unless it is constantly removed by flossing and brushing, plaque mineralizes into tartar, the hardened film on which periodontal bacteria thrive, especially on the root surfaces under the gums. Periodontal bacteria produce toxins that destroy the bone surrounding the tooth.

Gum Disease & Treatment Lafayette, LA

Our system incorporates Piezo ultrasonic scaling, to remove the plaque and calculus (tartar-hard deposits). With heated irrigation and medical treatments this system helps decrease the bacteria in the mouth that causes the infection, bad breath and bleeding gums. Home care instruction with the Hygienist, personalized for the patient with the Rota-Dent Mechanical Plaque Removal Instrument and prescription mouth rinses will aid you in keeping your mouth free from plaque and bacteria that causes the disease.

Did you know that gum disease has been linked to heart disease?

The most common strain of bacteria in dental plaque can cause blood clots that induce heart attacks when they escape into the bloodstream, researchers have reported.

Mark Herzberg of the University of Minnesota said the findings are the first to link bacteria to the formation of potentially fatal blood clots.

Previous studies had found the incidence of heart disease is about twice as high in people with periodontal disease, but scientists didn’t know why.

“Now we show a potential biological reason.” Herzberg told the 150th annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

In lab tests, Herzberg and colleagues injected bacteria from dental plaque into the bloodstream of rabbits. The bacteria caused blood clots to form within minutes. Rabbits are a proven model for testing hypotheses about human heart disease and heart attacks.

Chronic inflammation of the gums due to plaque also could be involved in the inflammation of the lining of the blood vessels that is known to lead to the build-up of plaque in the arteries, Herzberg said.

Additional studies presented at the meeting show that bacteria in plaque also are linked to:

  • A potentially fatal disease called infective endocarditis in which the sac around the heart becomes inflamed.
  • Lung infections in people with chronic lung diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.A weakened immune system that can slow wound healing and diminish a person’s response to vaccines against hepatitis B and influenza.
  • A higher risk of giving birth to premature, low birth-weight infants.
  • Reducing risk of diseases linked to dental bacteria is a common lesson preached by dentists: Have the teeth cleaned regularly, and floss daily. If necessary, have bone implants to replace dental bone lost from periodontal disease, says researcher, Frank Scannapieco, State University of New York, Buffalo. Bacteria reside in pockets caused by bone loss where the teeth are attached.

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Same Day Appointments & Emergency Dental Care

3 Dentists & 4 Dental Hygienists ready to see you.

Nothing’s worse than a toothache. That’s why when you have a dental emergency, Dr. Curtis H. Roy and Associates DDS will see you the same day you call.  And don’t neglect your dental health for financial reasons, we accept most insurance plans and offer a dental credit card for those who need financial assistance.

Centrally located on Johnston Street in Lafayette, our office is just a short drive from anywhere in Acadiana. Local families have been trusting our experienced dentists and staff for the last 50 years.

So schedule your appointment today! Call 981-9811.

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Trinette Murphy
Trinette Murphy
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Wonderful staff and atmosphere, love the Saturday appointment. Absolutely will continue my dental exams and procedures with the facility.
Stephanie Livesay
Stephanie Livesay
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I have been a patient here for two years and have consistently received friendly and personable service. They also usually keep appointments on track. I've never had an unreasonable wait.
Mary McSwain
Mary McSwain
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I have had a very great & Complete cleaning at this location. I felt I was treated in a very Professional Way With Everyone There. I give them 100 % score card.
Donovan Cormier
Donovan Cormier
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Staff was very friendly and professional. Good service!
Nathan Liebert
Nathan Liebert
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We love the staff here. They get you in and out quickly. Also we love our hygienist Janice
Melissa Benoit
Melissa Benoit
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The staff here are very kind and caring and made me and my husband feel comfortable. I had the best dental experience in years and received a call this morning from the office to check on how I'm doing! Thank you all so much! I highly recommend this office!
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