Over the past several years we have developed a new method of treating periodontal (gum) disease, known as “Minimal Invasive Therapy” (“MIT”).

The first phase involves removing all foreign material (calculus & plaque) from the tooth root surface below the gum line (subgingival). We use ultrasonic equipment enhanced with an anti-bacterial fluid and then hand instruments to completely debride the root surfaces.

When necessary, we insert a time-release local antibiotic (Arestin) in the deeper gum pockets. We allow sufficient time for the body’s natural defenses to restore the lost tissue attachment (gum-to-root surface) before determining what, if any, additional treatment is required.

Our experience indicates that we can restore more than half the lost support with the above treatment alone and no further periodontal therapy may be necessary.