more case studies: Treatment for a Tooth Abscess  |  Rapid Bone Fill - Bridge Extraction Avoided |Bleeding, painful, itchy gums restored to health  |  Pussy Gums of Heavy Smoker Restored to Health  |  Dental Implant Alternative  |  Osseous periodontal surgery alternative - Regeneration of pockets instead of surgical reduction of pockets  |  Combined treatment to save "hopeless" abscessed front tooth


Case 4: Pussy Gums of Heavy Smoker Restored to Health

This patient had been a heavy smoker for over 30 years, which leads to an inappropriate immune response with pus oozing from the gums.   Due to the advanced periodontal bone loss and infection in her gums, including pus in some areas, she was told by her dentist that she would be better off having all of her teeth extracted. She found PerioPeak Innovations and decided to undergo non invasive RPE instead of the traditional approach of extractions and implants or dentures.  Below is an example of the results achieved on all of her teeth.

Before RPE - 9mm pocket facial of tooth #5
Before RPE - 9mm pocket facial of tooth #5
Before RPE - 8mm pocket distal of #5
Before RPE - 8mm pocket distal of #5
Before x-ray #5 - advanced bone loss
Before x-ray #5 - advanced bone loss

Only 3 months after RPE

After RPE 1mm facial #5
After RPE 1mm facial #5
After RPE 2mm distal #5
After RPE 2mm distal #5
Rapid bone fill 3 months after RPE
Rapid bone fill 3 mo's after RPE



Advanced bone loss before RPE

Bone fill 6mo's after RPE

Before RPE 10mm

6 months after RPE 2mm

Before RPE -10mm pocket

6 months after 1-2mm

Before RPE - 6mm

6 months after RPE – 1mm

This patient was able to avoid full mouth extractions of her teeth and the enormous expenses, pain, and time involved.  She saved thousands of dollars in treatment costs and she was able to keep all of her own teeth – priceless.