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What Is Periodontal Treatment?

Periodontal Treatment is used to treat gum diseases caused by bad oral hygiene, smoking, stress and more. Periodontal Treatment at Dental Art Implant Clinics.Periodontal treatment is a treatment type used to treat gum (periodontal) diseases. These diseases can range from slight gum inflammation to more serious diseases such as periodontitis that can cause teeth loss.

What Causes Gum Diseases?

The bacteria, mucus and other particles in the mouth constantly form colourless “plaque” on the teeth. The unattained plaque can harden and form bacteria harbouring "tartar" which cannot be cleaned by brushing teeth. This can lead to periodontal (gum) diseases. 

To remove tartar, you should consult a dentist or a dental hygienist.

There are several factors that can induce the development of gum diseases:

  • Bad oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Genetics
  • Stress 
  • Certain diseases and medications

What Is Gingivitis?Gingivitis is a gum inflammation disease caused by bad oral hygiene and other factors. It should be treated properly to no cause further development of periodontal disease.

Gingivitis is gum inflammation disease caused by bacteria. The gums become red and swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is considered a mild gum disease and usually can be reversed by following a proper oral hygiene routine – daily brushing and flossing as well as a regular hygiene treatment done by a dentist or a dental hygienist. This disease does not cause any loss of bone or tissue that keeps the teeth in place, however, if left unattended, it can develop periodontitis.

Periodontitis is an advance form of gingivitis and is a severe gum disease that should be treated properly by a dental expert. At Dental Art Implant Clinics we offer periodontal consultation and treatment.What Is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gingivitis. This disease causes the gums to pull away from the teeth therefore forming spaces (or “pockets”) that become infected. Bacterial toxins as well as the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and the connective tissue that hold the teeth in place. If this disease is not timely treated it will severely damage the gums, bones and tissue that support the teeth. This will lead to teeth becoming loose and it will be needed to remove.

What Are The Symptoms Of A Gum Disease?

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Pain when chewing
  • Receding gums (teeth appear to be longer)
  • Sensitive gums or teeth
  • Gums easily bleed
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath 

What Type Of Periodontal Treatment Do You Offer?

At Dental Art Implant Clinics, our dental surgeons provide surgical and non-surgical treatment options for treating gum diseases.  The treatment method depends on the patient’s dental case.

Non-surgical treatment. During this treatment, our periodontal treatment expert will remove (scale) the bacterial plaque. The doctor will use a curette to clean the pockets and to scrape any necrotic (dead) tissue accumulated. Root planing will also be performed to smoothen and to contour the root surface to remove the debris and cementum found in the periodontal pocket.

Surgical treatment. For more advanced cases of periodontal diseases our doctors recommend surgical treatment to treat the condition. During the surgical treatment procedure, the gum will be opened in order to provide better access to the roots and to the eroded bone. Our doctors will then remove the infected and inflamed gum tissue and will thoroughly clean the root surfaces. In some cases our doctors might reshape bone irregularities as well as place regenerative material around the teeth.

Proper Oral Hygiene

In order to lower the risk of developing gum diseases and to increase the longevity of natural teeth, it is important to maintain a good oral hygiene and the healthiness of periodontal tissues. Below we have listed basic steps you should take to look after your oral health.

  • Brushing – make sure to brush your teeth twice a day for at least 2 minutes.
  • Flossing – floss at least once a day to remove the bacteria accumulated between your teeth.
  • Use proper mouthwash – be sure to rinse the oral cavity with a mouthwash that does not dry the oral mucosa as this can increase the risks of gum diseases.
  • Gum cleaning – pay close attention to your gum line while brushing the bottom of your teeth and flossing around the gum area.
  • Don’t smoke – smoking can cause serious damage to the health of your teeth and gums and of course – your health in general.
  • Reduce sugary foods and drinks – too much sugary foods and drinks can hurt the health of your teeth and gums.
  • Regular check-ups with a dentist and a dental hygienist – to ensure that your oral health is at its best, be sure to visit a dentist and a dental hygienist regularly. Always be sure to follow the advice they give you on your oral health.

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