Guided Biofilm Therapy

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) Rochester, NY

Dr. Roxanne Lowenguth D.D.S., M.S. is certified to perform the Pinhole® Surgical Technique in Rochester, NY

Guided Biofilm Therapy

Welcome to ROC Perio & Implants, your reliable partner for superior oral health services, including Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) in Rochester, NY, and its environs. We are committed to delivering exceptional GBT EMS dental care to help you maintain a radiant smile.

Guided Biofilm Therapy, also known as GBT, is an innovative oral health service ensuring the utmost comfort, efficiency, and effectiveness in dental prophylaxis. It stands as a systematic, predictable solution for managing dental biofilm in professional prophylaxis using cutting-edge AIRFLOW®, PERIOFLOW®, and PIEZON® technologies, making it a prime choice for ensuring predictable patient health in dentistry.

EMS Guided Biofilm Therapy Airflow Machine

What happens during Guided Biofilm Therapy?

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is a new painless efficient targeted solution for dental biofilm management in prophylaxis (dental cleaning). Dental biofilm is a sticky bacteria that grows on the surface of teeth causing periodontal diseases and dental caries (cavities). GBT prioritizes patient comfort, efficient and effective treatment. Here’s what happens during GBT services:

  1. Assessment: The dental professional starts by assessing your oral health. This includes an evaluation of your gum health, and the use of a disclosing solution to make the dental biofilm visible.
  2. Airflow Prophylaxis: This is the next step where the dental professional uses the EMS Airflow Prophylaxis Master. This device uses a mixture of water, air, and fine powder to gently and effectively remove dental biofilm, stains, and young calculus from your teeth and gum pockets.
  3. Ultrasonic Scaling: If necessary, ultrasonic scaling is performed to remove any remaining hard deposits and calculus. This is done using the EMS Piezon No Pain, which offers minimal discomfort and tissue trauma.
  4. Polishing: After the teeth have been thoroughly cleaned, they are then polished using the EMS Plus Powder. This step helps to smooth and shine the teeth, making it more difficult for plaque to accumulate on the tooth surfaces.
  5. Recall and Reinforcement: The final step involves setting up a recall schedule based on your individual needs and reinforcing the importance of good oral hygiene habits at home.

GBT offers numerous benefits over traditional methods, including improved patient comfort, shorter treatment time, and better treatment outcomes. Therefore, GBT is fast becoming the preferred choice for dental biofilm management and professional prophylaxis.

Why Choose ROC Perio & Implants for Your GBT Needs?

At ROC Perio & Implants, we pride ourselves on offering personalized, high-quality GBT dental care. Our team of seasoned periodontists and dental hygienists focus not only on treating your oral health issues but also on preventing potential future complications.

We stay current with the latest advancements in dental technology and treatments. With GBT biofilm therapy, we assure less invasive, more comfortable, and highly effective treatment to manage dental biofilm, thereby preventing tooth decay and gum diseases.

For residents of Rochester, NY, and the surrounding areas, ROC Perio & Implants is your trusted choice for maintaining optimal oral health. Rely on us to provide you with the finest guide biofilm therapy services in the region.

GBT Before and After

Book Your Appointment Today!

We welcome you to experience the superior dental care ROC Perio & Implants provides. Reach out today to schedule your appointment and embark on your journey towards a healthier, brighter smile with our Guided Biofilm Therapy GBT services. We eagerly await to include you in our family of contented patients.


What is Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT)?

Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) is an innovative treatment approach for oral hygiene. It involves the detection, removal, and management of biofilm, a film of bacteria that forms on the surfaces in the mouth. GBT uses advanced technologies in a painless spa like treatment to provide effective and efficient dental hygiene care.

How is GBT different from traditional dental cleaning?

Traditional dental cleaning often involves manual scraping to remove plaque and tartar, this sometimes removes the tooth structure. On the other hand, GBT uses specialized equipment that gently and thoroughly cleans teeth and gums. It is less invasive, more comfortable for the patient, and often more effective in removing biofilm from hard-to-reach areas.

Is GBT painful?

One of the key benefits of GBT is that it's a minimally invasive and generally painless procedure. It uses warm water and fine powder to clean the teeth, which is often more comfortable than traditional scaling and polishing. However, as with any dental procedure, some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity.

How often should I get GBT?

The frequency of GBT largely depends on your oral health status. For those with good oral health, bi-annual visits may be sufficient. However, for individuals with periodontal disease or other oral health issues, more frequent visits may be recommended by your dentist.

Does GBT treat gum disease?

GBT is an effective means of preventing and managing gum disease, often known as periodontal disease. By effectively removing biofilm, GBT can help to prevent the onset of gum disease and halt its progression in those who already have the condition.

Is GBT safe for children?

Yes, GBT is safe and effective for patients of all ages, including children. It's a comfortable and non-invasive treatment that can be part of a child's regular dental hygiene routine.

What are the costs associated with GBT?

The cost of GBT is the same as a traditional periodontal maintenance appointment. The doctors have invested in this technology to better care for their patients. We value keeping our patients healthy and in the long term maintaining their teeth and implants.

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