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How to Avoid Gum Surgery

New Technique Fights Advanced Gum Disease

by Vas Gardiakos, author The Smile Method – How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures, an 160 page book that covers all aspects of the natural home treatment of of periodontitis.

Do you have periodontitis, the severe form of gum disease? If you are over thirty-five you are likely to suffer from periodontitis. The following symptoms can indicate that your gums are diseased. Note however that often there are no symptoms to warn you of any problem. (Some symptoms are similar to gingivitis, the milder form of gum disease). Symptoms:

1.gums bleed when you brush or floss.

2.Your teeth look longer due to gum recession.

3.Your breath has an unpleasant odor.

4.Your gums are tender, red or swollen.

5.Your teeth are sensitive and or loose.

6.Your health has declined.

7.More details on symptoms.

The American Academy of Periodontology has estimated that thirty-two million Americans have periodontitis. Periodontitis is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over thirty-five years old. A survey conducted by The National Institute of Dental Research revealed that one out of eleven Americans has lost all their teeth.

Bacteria (plaque) force the gum to detach from the tooth forming a pocket. The bacteria at the base of the pocket cannot be reached by brushing, flossing and irrigating. Out of reach and often without symptoms, the bacteria deepen the pocket and continue to destroy the bone which supports the teeth.

If you have periodontitis, the bacteria in gum pockets have already destroyed some of the bone that supports the teeth. If you do not kill the bacteria, your pockets will deepen. More bone will be lost. Your gum-line will recede. Your teeth will loosen and fall out!

The bacteria that cause periodontitis have been connected to heart disease, gastric ulcers and sinusitis. The bacteria are also suspect in a host of other ailments. This is another reason why it is so important to kill the bacteria in deep pockets.

To their affected patients, dentists often recommend root planing. This is an expensive, time consuming and painful procedure. Root planing shaves part of the tooth surface which can make the teeth sensitive to hot and cold drinks and more prone to decay.

Dentists and periodontists often recommend gum surgery. Surgery may require up to twenty costly office visits. As many as forty injections, thirty incisions and multiple stitches may be necessary. Post surgical pain and a lengthy recovery period are common. Gum surgery and root planing do not cure periodontitis and may need to be performed a second time. Naturally most people want to avoid these invasive procedures the first time.

The goal of gum surgery and the Smile Method with the use of the VitaPick are essentially identical and that is to kill the bacteria in the deep pockets. It is the bacteria in the deep pockets that causes the destructive and progressive nature of periodontitis. Dentists insert antibiotic fibers to kill the bacteria in the deep pockets because the object is to kill the harmful bacteria and stop bone loss and gum recession. Antibiotic fibers work very well in killing the deep bacteria for a while. This is however is not a long term answer as antibiotics are not to be used as a maintenance program.

Briefly, Gum surgery removes part of the gum making the pocket shallow and again accessible to brushing, flossing and irrigating. If brushing flossing and irrigating did not halt the progression of periodontitis the first time why will they work after the surgery? Depending on the maintenance program and to what degree there is patient compliance it can partly or mostly halt any additional damage.

The VitaPick can deliver the antiseptic (salt and peroxide solution) or antibiotic solution to the base of the deep pocket. The good news is that certain antiseptics kill the offending bacteria. However, they must be applied directly on the bacteria. Applying the antiseptic nearby will not kill the bacteria! These antimicrobials then kill the harmful bacteria and stop the disease process.

The VitaPick, a positive displacement syringe with a very fine cannula is inserted into the deep pocket which delivers the antimicrobial that kills the bacteria at the base of the pocket. This is what makes it work.  

So in a nutshell these are the similarities and differences with gum surgery and the Smile Method. Here is the bonus. Smile Method takes about the same or less time than the maintenance program after the gum surgery.

The Smile Method – How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures is written with the view that the public is intelligent and can make health decisions on their own and when they want expert advice then they should seek it. It will urge to seek additional information about their gum health. It urges them to get a second opinion and ask about options that are available. It encourages them to take command of their dental decisions. It urges them to find a dentist that they can have a dialog with., not a one way conversation. Together as a team the patient their dentist and dental hygienist can do a lot in the treatment process.

Now even more important is “how do I know that the Smile Method is effective.” In The Smile Method – How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures there are three chapters that help the sufferer answer this question. 

Ideally the Smile Method should be taught and supported by a dentist and dental hygienist.  For best results the support of the dental team is highly recommended.

Brushing, flossing, mouthwashing, and irrigating at best can only kill the bacteria in the shallow pockets. The proof is that if these methods were so good at killing the bacteria in shallow pockets then your pockets would not have deepened. None of these conventional dental hygiene methods or dental scaling performed by your dentist reach let alone kill the bacteria in the deep pockets.

Dental irrigators are especially dangerous because the high pressure employed can damage the delicate gum tissue. The stream directed into deep pockets drives the bacteria deeper. A dangerous and painful abscess may form.

If only there was simple, painless and safe way kill the bacteria at the base of deep pockets! It is the bacteria at the base of the deep pockets that cause the dangerous erosion of the underlying bone which supports the teeth..

Now available is a technique that can kill the destructive bacteria in pockets three times deeper than conventional means. The VitaPick is a durable and re-usable (manual, non electric) pen-size applicator uniquely designed to deliver antiseptic solutions in gum pockets up to 12 mm deep. The VitaPick gently bathes the pockets with powerful natural antiseptics such as salt solution and hydrogen peroxide.

The salt solution you make at home with table salt and the peroxide you can purchase locally. This solution is very safe and very economical. Other natural antiseptic solutions are also mentioned in The Smile Method – How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures.

The reason the VitaPick works is because it applies the antiseptic solution to the base of even the deepest pocket, directly on the bacteria. It is the deep bacteria that erodes the supporting bone, recede the gum line and cause tooth loss. So when these powerful antiseptics kill the destructive bacteria the disease process stops progressing..

Kill the harmful bacteria, the disease process stops and healing begins!

In 1981 I was diagnosed with advanced periodontitis. I spent many years looking for a way to avoid gum surgery and root planing. During this time I developed the VitaPick. I use it periodically to kill bacteria in my deep pockets. As a result my gums are healthier. My gums no longer bleed when I brush or floss. I no longer get gum abscesses. My breath does not have the odor of disease. Best of all I have not lost any teeth. I avoided gum surgery and saved over three thousand dollars on dental bills. Let me stress however that this is not about how well the Smile Method is doing for me, nor my references nor the testimonials, but what is important is that it works for the sufferer, and more importantly is that they are not guessing about their gum health and can verify effectiveness.

Even if your periodontitis is advanced or the result of diabetes, osteoporosis or improper dental care, the VitaPick can help improve your gum health. As you kill the destructive bacteria and your gum health improves, you will notice the following:

1.Your gums will stop bleeding when you brush and floss.

2.Your gum line will stop receding. Your gums will firm up.

3.Your breath will freshen.

4.Gum abscesses will stop forming.

5.Pain or tooth hypersensitivity will be reduced or eliminated.

6.Your loose teeth will tighten up. Teeth considered hopeless can often be saved.

7.Your other health problems that are directly or indirectly linked to periodontitis may improve.

If you have early, moderate or advanced periodontitis, you now have a home-care technique available to help you improve your gum health. The VitaPick is uniquely designed to QUICKLY kill the bacteria in the deepest pocket and save your teeth.

The VitaPick is the ONLY practical way to kill bacteria in deep pockets.

My easy to follow 160 page book, The Smile Method – How to Avoid Gum Surgery and Dentures:

1.Illustrates how to use the VitaPick to kill the shallow and deep pocket bacteria.

2.How to locate your gum pockets.

3.Which antiseptics are the safest and most effective to use.

4.So that you are not guessing about your gum health, learn a few easy ways to verify that your are successfully killing the bacteria.

5.Lists all the problems associated with gum surgery and root planing

6.This book covers everything about the natural home treatment of advanced gum disease or periodontitis. It has complete references from research conducted by the American Dental Association to the American Natural Hygiene Society.

Save Hundreds of Dollars on Dental Bills!

Gum surgery is not a “quick cure” as explained above. The Smile Method unfortunately is also not a “quick cure.” There is no cure for periodontitis let alone a “quick cure.” The “quick cure” may one day be a reality, in fact I am confident it will. For the time being we have only primitive tools to help those suffering from periodontitis. Both gum surgery and the Smile Method/VitaPick require a lifelong commitment. Without the home maintenance program both will fail to help the periodontitis sufferer.

If you enjoy doing research the internet is the place to start. I use which will search twelve major search engines. I suggest you use the following keywords: periodontitis, gum disease, gum surgery, tooth lose, root planing, dentures. Look at the mainstream, alternative and holistic ways of restoring your gum health.

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