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Periodontal Treatments

Definition of Periodontal disease:

  • It means disease of the gum manifesting as an inflammation caused by bacteria.

Development of Periodontal disease:

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  • The first step of the inflammation of the gum is called “Gingivitis”
    • The symptoms of Gingivitis are:
      • The gum becomes swollen, red, and, sometimes,
      • The gum can bleed easily
    • Gingivitis can normally be reversed by a good dental hygiene comprising:
      • Daily flossing and brushing, and,
      • Regular “deep” cleaning performed by a Dentist or a Dental Hygienist.

    If the Gingivitis cannot be reversed by a good Dental Hygiene, then a Periodontal treatment is needed.

Periodontal Treatments:

  • The first step is Non-Surgical: It is conventionally called Deep Cleaning, comprising Scaling and Root Planing.”
    This Procedure made usually by a G.P. Dentist, comprises:

        • Scaling: removing the dental plaque and calculus/tartar, then:
        • Root Planing: Smoothing or planning of the exposed root surfaces, by removing Tartar.

    This procedure helps gum tissue to heal and periodontal pockets to shrink.
    After the deep cleaning, most of the patients do not require any further treatment, only preventive care/good Dental Hygiene.

              • If the Deep Cleaning has not proved successful – generally because periodontal pockets are deep and the supporting bone is lost, A Surgery might be necessary to avoid tooth loss. This Surgery will be made by a Periodontist.
  • Surgical Periodontal treatment:
      • This procedure is only made by a Periodontist, a Dentist who has specialized in the treatment of diseases that affect the supporting structure of the teeth including the gum and bone tissues.
      • Surgery will allow the Periodontist to access areas under the gum and along the roots where tartar and plaque have accumulated.
      • The Periodontist may recommend additional procedures like bone grafts, used to rebuild or reshape the bone damaged by Periodontal disease.