Periodontal Therapy Procedures
What to Expect
It is important to maintain oral hygiene such as brushing the teeth. The gums should also receive proper treatment to avoid periodontal diseases. Periodontal disease is a condition where the gum supporting your teeth becomes infected. A condition where your gum begins to bleed or pull away from your teeth will require a periodontal treatment performed by a dental specialist to restore the overall health of the gum and save the teeth.
Periodontal treatment is a no surgical procedure aimed at handling and reversing the symptoms and damage caused by periodontal diseases. A very popular and effective periodontal treatment requires a comprehensive cleaning treatment known as root planing and scaling. These two procedures are used to eliminate infected gum tissue and smoothen inconsistent patches that are harboring the bacteria.
When symptoms of bacteria and infection begin to display in your mouth, root planing or scaling treatment should be immediately used as the effectiveness of your teeth recovery depends on the number of teeth you are able to save. The plain truth is that almost half of adults over 30 years are affected by severe periodontitis or severe gum disease and can also take advantage of root planing and scaling treatment. Root planing and scaling can help to save a lost tooth or teeth that require implants or dentures.
Candidates for Periodontal Care
Individuals who are suffering from slight inflammation in the gum tissues or bleeding, missing teeth as well as severe decline to the surrounding oral tissues will require gum disease treatment. Individuals have more opportunities to alleviate the dangerous symptoms of the condition of gum disease if it is discovered and handled early. Many individuals have swollen or bleeding gums that they consider normal but these conditions are not normal but require instant checkup and treatment by a team member.
We implore individuals to schedule an appointment whenever they discover one or more likely symptoms of periodontal disease. These symptoms could include red, sensitive, or swollen gum tissue and bleeding when flossing or brushing.
Symptoms can also be an awful breath or bitter taste in the mouth. Individuals having severe periodontal disease could experience missing teeth, advanced discomfort, a weak gum line⁰, or mouth pus.
It is important to adhere to a consistent dental care regimen after undergoing periodontal treatment. During your visitation, you will be offered professional advice that will improve tooth brushing practices at home and protect your gums and teeth. We will also offer post-treatment advice to ensure that you recover quickly from the treatment. Comprehensive maintenance cleaning is required to restore the gum’s health and prevent further periodontal illness from returning and provide general advice multiple times a week.
How Periodontal Therapy Works
Step 1: The Etiological Phase
The treatment procedure in this phase concentrates on managing the infection and ensuring that the healthy microbiota is restored. The dental specialist will also consider the cause of the periodontal ailment for proper treatment procedures.
Step 2: The Surgical Phase
The could comprise of filling shallow bone defects or implementing restorative surgical procedures for comprehensive bone defects. This surgical procedure is aimed at removing the space between the bone and the teeth that can become decayed or damaged as a result of 5he periodontal disease. This will remove the avenue for the growth of plaque, tartar, or bacteria.
Step 3: The Maintenance Phase
In this phase, the vital details on the crucial oral hygiene habits that should be followed will be carefully laid out by your dentist such as flossing and brushing your teeth every day. Carefully clean your teeth and ensure that the difficult areas are reached and utilize a mouthwash to eliminate the remaining bacteria. You will have to visit your dentist for about three months’ check-up rather than waiting for about six months to guarantee that everything is working perfectly.
Types of Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal disease is a popular gum swelling that affects about 75% of adults which can be avoided or treated using the conventional periodontal examination.
This procedure is a powerful, painless periodontal treatment that is aimed at eliminating excess gum tissues and restoring its natural beauty. It is also called “gummy smile”.
Scaling and Root Planing
Root planing and scaling is a non-surgical procedure that eliminates the combination of tartar and plaque from the gum holes and enhances the enamel.
Benefits of Periodontal Therapy
A Gorgeous Smile
A great smile goes beyond the teeth, the gums are also very critical in achieving this. Periodontal therapy helps to promote a healthy and decent gum that enables you to smile confidently.
A Gorgeous Smile
Consistent bad breath also called halitosis is a major symptom of gum infection which is caused by the accumulation of rotten food particles underneath the gum line causing plaque and breath. Periodontal therapy can eliminate these issues which will produce a naturally fresh breath.
Recognition of Other Health Problems
The oral cavity can inform your specialist many things concerning your general health and the conventional periodontal procedure can enable your dentist to perform a comprehensive evaluation of your mouth which implies that any possible issue will be quickly recognized.
Plaque and tartar can accumulate in the upper and lower part of the gum line and result in severe dental issues if left untreated. Plaque and tartar can be easily recognized and independently handled which will continue to require constant checkups to promote longevity of oral well being.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why Is Flossing Your Teeth So Important?
You can prevent cavities and tooth decays by flossing the teeth two times every day. Constant usage of dental floss can help limit the chances of a periodontal disease or gum tissues by eliminating food particles that get stuck that cause plaque that accumulates on the teeth.
What Is Gum/periodontal Disease?
Gum or periodontal disease is a disease affecting the tissue that positions the teeth in the gum. This condition is usually caused by improper flossing and brushing practices that allow the development of a bacteria known as plaque to accumulate on the harden and teeth. Periodontal disease can result in aggravated or bleeding gums as well as tooth loss and chewing issues.
Can I Delay Before Performing Periodontal Treatment?
It is vital to begin a periodontal therapy if periodontal treatment has been suggested. The infected area in the gums and the bone supporting the teeth will continue to spread if not treated. Additional or expensive treatment can occur due to delay which could result in a missing tooth.
Is It Painful?
We will try as much as possible to be gentle in you. You can experience little or no discomfort throughout the procedure.
Do I need X-rays?
We require modern periodontal x-rays in order to identify invisible diseases. It is important that your referred dentist forward any x-ray taken to us.
How Much Will It Cost?
Since there are different patients with different conditions, a thorough evaluation must be completed by the periodontist to completely ascertain the best treatment plan and charges for the procedure. The factors that determine the fee for tour periodontal treatment are the complexities of your condition, your type of condition, and the time frame to complete your treatment. A specific fee would be determined on your first visit but additional diagnosis and a couple of treatments might be carried out before creating a treatment plan. We primarily focus on being conservative to provide the best treatment for our patients
What Is The Difference Between Gingivitis And Periodontitis?
Gingivitis is an aggravation of the gumline while periodontitis deals with a loss in the periodontal ligament, jawbone, and root cementum.