Periodontal disease treatment
The disease of Periodontal is an advanced form gingivitis and gum disease. The particular disease is quite serious and can cause tooth loss. If truth be told, it is the number one cause of tooth loss and not cavities as one might assume. The problem is that a lot of people don’t know that they are suffering from peridontal disease. They don’t even have an idea how to cope with the problem and how to prevent it in the first place. You can’t ignore your oral health, because gum disease has been tentatively related to severe health problems such as heart disease, cancer and sometimes even dementia.
Major cause of this gum disease is bacterial plaque which is a sticky colorless film that forms on your teeth. The plaque can be removed if you do brush and floss your teeth regularly. And it is not removed within three days — this soft bacterial plaque turns into a hard substance called tartar or calculus. It’s hard to remove tartar or calculus by brushing and flossing and so the tartar proceeds to erode the roots of the teeth. The gum pockets get deeper and bacteria causes infection by burrowing deeper into the gum tissue.
Periodontal care and treatment:
Below average kind of oral hygiene is not the only cause of gum disease. Many people are habitual of brushing and flossing on a regular basis and even then develop gum disease. This is very true that the regular habits you were taught are useful; however it is unwise to depend completely on brushing and flossing alone. You are always required to do more than just brushing and flossing to protect your dental health. You should remove dental plaque on regular basis to avoid periodontal abscess.
Not doing this will cause plaque and certainly tarter will be formed. That would also provide chance for bacteria to buildup — ultimately developing the gum disease. Periodontal treatment starts from removing the plaque and calculus on your teeth — this is a non-surgical cleaning below the gum line. Your jaw might need adjustment and there could also be some treatments such as root planning and scaling.
Any other dental problem that might have been detected during the diagnosis even if it is not related to actual disease should be corrected. The majority dentists would need to re-examine your gums and teeth before moving on to supplementary treatments. If inflammation has not reduced, then further treatment and even surgery is essential. Surgery is last option and is performed if it is determined that the tissue around the patients’ teeth is unhealthy and can’t be repaired non-surgically. Once the treatment has been completed successfully you would need to be undergoing periodontal maintenance and you would also need to visit the dentist once every three months to control the bacteria if you want to get rid of the diseases.