At our dental clinic, we provide top-quality periodontic treatment to alleviate the symptoms of periodontitis. Using cutting-edge techniques and equipment, our team of skilled professionals will work tirelessly to ensure that you receive the care you deserve. If you're looking for comprehensive and effective periodontic treatment, look no further than our practice.
Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease that affects the supporting structures of the teeth, including the bone. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other health complications. Fortunately, there are several effective treatments available to manage and treat periodontitis. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the condition.
Here are common treatments for periodontitis:
Scaling and Root Planing: This is a non-surgical deep cleaning procedure performed by a dentist or dental hygienist. It involves the removal of plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) from above and below the gumline (scaling) and then smoothing the root surfaces to help prevent bacteria from adhering (root planing). This procedure can be performed using hand instruments or ultrasonic scalers.
Antibiotics: Antibiotics may be prescribed to control the bacterial infection associated with periodontitis. They can be taken orally or applied directly to the periodontal pockets, either as a mouth rinse or in gel form. Systemic antibiotics are typically used for more severe cases.
Periodontal Surgery: In cases where non-surgical treatments are insufficient, surgical procedures may be necessary to address advanced periodontitis. Some common surgical treatments include:
a. Flap Surgery or Pocket Reduction: The gum tissue is lifted to access the roots of the teeth, and tartar is removed. The gum tissue is then repositioned to reduce the size of the pockets around the teeth.
b. Bone Grafts: If bone loss has occurred due to periodontitis, bone grafts may be performed to regenerate lost bone tissue. This can help provide better support for the teeth.
c. Soft Tissue Grafts: Gum tissue grafts are used to cover exposed tooth roots and improve the appearance of the smile.
d. Guided Tissue Regeneration (GTR): This procedure involves placing a barrier membrane between the tooth and the bone to encourage the growth of new bone and gum tissue.
Laser Therapy: Some dentists use laser technology to remove inflamed gum tissue and tartar buildup, as well as to stimulate tissue regeneration. Laser therapy can be less invasive and may result in a shorter recovery time.
Maintenance and Follow-Up: After initial treatment, patients with periodontitis must maintain good oral hygiene practices at home, including regular brushing, flossing, and the use of antiseptic mouth rinses. Regular follow-up appointments with a dentist or periodontist are crucial to monitor and maintain oral health.
It's important to address periodontitis promptly to prevent further damage to your oral health. Periodontal treatment can be effective in managing and, in many cases, even reversing the condition. However, maintaining good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups are essential for long-term success in managing periodontitis. If you suspect you have gum disease or have been diagnosed with periodontitis, it's essential to consult with a dental professional for a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.