Dental biofilm is the main etiologic factor for caries, periodontal and peri-implant infections, which can increase the risk of systemic diseases, such as cardiovascular and respiratory disease, arthritis or diabetes. Regular oral hygiene combined with professional measures keeps biofilm under control for better oral and overall health. Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) can help. GBT is the systematic, predictable solution for dental biofilm management in professional prophylaxis using state of the art technologies. This treatment protocol is based on individual patient diagnosis and risk assessment, leading to optimal results. The minimally invasive GBT additionally offers the highest level of comfort, safety, and efficiency – saving 8-12 minutes per patient.
FORMULATE AN INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT APPROACH
Start by rinsing with an antimicrobial mouth rinse. Review medical history, then probe and screen for evidence of health vs. disease and modifiable risk factors.
MAKE BIOFILM VISIBLE
Using a disclosing solution, show your patient their biofilm. The color will guide the biofilm removal.
Once it’s removed, calculus is easier to detect.
RAISE AWARENESS & TEACH
Emphasize prevention, modifiable risk factors and daily disease control. Instruct patients on strategies to preserve oral health.
REMOVE BIOFILM & STAINS ON NATURAL TEETH, RESTORATIONS & IMPLANTS
Use 14 micron PLUS Powder to remove biofilm supra-and subgingivally up to 4mm. If needed, use Classic Powder first for heavy stains.
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REMOVE BIOFILM IN >4MM POCKETS*
Use PLUS Powder on teeth and implants, including interproximally, with the PERIOFLOW nozzle.
Ultrasonic & Hand Instruments
REMOVE REMAINING CALCULUS
Use the minimally invasive Hu-Friedy EMS PS instrument on natural teeth and the Hu-Friedy EMS PI instrument around implants and restorations. Finish with hand instrumentation, if necessary.
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MAKE YOUR PATIENT SMILE
Do a final check for remaining biofilm and ensure calculus is fully removed. Accurately diagnose caries and protect with fluoride.
HEALTHY PATIENT = HAPPY PATIENT
Ask your patient how he or she enjoyed the treatment. Then, schedule recare frequency according to risk assessment
GBT in Use: Before & After
Biofilm accumulates at the gingival margin, causing inflammation. Help treat gingivitis by safely removing biofilm in this area.
With this patient's excess of biofilm, it was difficult to see and feel caries. Once it was completely removed, the caries were revealed and treated.
Finally, a gentle and effective treatment for cleaning implants and treating peri-implantitis in a minimally invasive way. Here, both biofilm and calculus were safely removed without damaging the implant.
GBT using low abrasive Plus powder is safe for children. And, they will enjoy seeing the colored disclosing solution, which will help motivate in their oral health routine.
While brackets, bands and wires normally hinder your access, AIRFLOW will help you easily remove biofilm through and around these ortho appliances.
Areas with exposed dentin are sensitive. The disclosing solution guides treatment so you can limit contact to only what is necessary.
Stains and Calculus
AIRFLOW removes stains, uncovering the calculus that can then be removed with Piezon scaling.