Gum Disease

Dr. Cole believes that what affects the mouth can affect the entire body, so he works hard to combat gum disease in his patients with this holistic approach.

Scientific research has consistently backed the philosophy of biological dentistry – that the mouth is intricately linked to the body in terms of health and wellness. Specifically, gum disease, or periodontal disease, does pose a risk to general health. This chronic infection in the soft tissues of the mouth not only causes immediate discomfort and bad breath, but also threatens the stability of teeth by affecting bone tissue in the jaw. Beyond the mouth, gum disease can lead to a chronic inflammatory state that increases the risk of many conditions, including diabetes and heart disease.

For many years, dentistry has offered a standard of care for gum disease that has changed very little. In our Austin biological dental practice, we take an approach to dentistry that helps us identify possible underlying causes for problems like gum disease. We then institute a comprehensive treatment plan to address existing infection in gum tissues while also supplying a level of care that minimizes the risk of future problems.

Traditionally, gum disease is treated with deep cleaning of teeth and roots. This generalized approach is effective for the removal of bacteria-harboring debris, but does very little to reduce future risk. In our practice, deep cleanings are gently performed using ultrasonic tools. These cleanings can be performed with the use of local anesthetic for improved comfort. We do not stop there. Gum disease is a serious, persistent problem that requires specific care in order to halt progression. When deep cleaning teeth and roots, we also deliver necessary elements to the gums for their return to health.

Ozone is a natural element that is often misunderstood as a pollutant. This is likely because ozone binds to polluted particulates in the air so that they may not harm the environment. This substance is actually energized oxygen, oxygen with one extra molecule. In the body, ozone has incredible restorative effects, stimulating natural immune defense, promoting healing, and improving blood flow. Ozone is one of the few substances that can kill infectious microorganisms on contact. Because it is natural, chemical-free, and safe for surrounding tissues, ozone is ideal for the treatment of gum disease and other oral infections. We may use ozonated water during deep cleanings, and treat the gums with ozone gas. Ozone can also be applied (through an infusion process) in special, custom-fitted Perio trays, which concentrate this powerful antimicrobial on gum tissues for the treatment of infection.

Gum Disease

Ozone Therapy for Gum Disease

Gum disease may also be managed with Arestin therapy, or locally applied antibiotics. Each patient is different and he or she will receive recommendations for care based on the data collected in his or her comprehensive evaluation with Dr. Cole. We understand that your smile is all your own. Whether we are treating gum disease or another dental concern, the care we provide is tailored specifically to you so that we may achieve the most favorable outcome.

We have helped hundreds of people avoid gum surgery with our biological periodontal treatments. Contact our office today to schedule your visit.

E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD Best dental office near Austin, TX

E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD - Advanced Biologic Restorative Dentistry
Biocompatible Focus - Integrative Approach

Biological dental care at its finest is the promise made by the team at the office of E. Griffin Cole, DDS, NMD. We are dedicated to helping you achieve your best oral health and general well-being through comprehensive integrative dental care.

Dr. Griffin Cole earned his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School. He has three decades of experience in dentistry and is trusted by Austin, TX residents. He was the first dentist in Texas to have a mercury-separating system in his office, and the first dentist in Austin to be certified in oxygen-ozone therapy. He’s a member of many reputed dental associations including the IAOMT, and teaches practice management and growth at the American College of Integrative Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Cole is a published author and follows continuing education programs on a regular basis. Connect with Dr. Griffin Cole on Linkedin.

Dr. Griffin Cole has been awarded with Austin Premier Doctor Award 2019 Logo Image 1

Dr. Griffin Cole has been awarded with Austin Premier Doctor Award 2019

Karen S.
Wonderful doctor and staff. Full of knowledge and very kind. He does not do anything unnecessary and genuinely cares for his patients. The office is very relaxing too. Read More