If active disease is present, a sample of pocket fluid is taken and sent to the USC Microbiology Laboratory for testing. A number of specific bacteria have been implicated in active bone loss. These bacteria can be treated by specific antibiotics. When these specific bad bacterial have been eliminated, the gum tissue responds more favorably than if they are still present around the teeth.
WHO WE ARE
Dr. Sayre-Carstairs is a 1982 graduate of Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. Her BA degree is in psychobiology and her research focused on olfaction. Tufts University in Boston, MA awarded Dr. Sayre-Carstairs her DMD degree in 1986 and she immediately moved to Los Angeles to enter the periodontal program at the University of Southern California.
What People are Saying
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