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Periodontitis is the term that comes from the word”periodontal,” which is “around the tooth” and refers to the teeth-related structures surrounding and supporting teeth. In this condition, bone loss and pockets appear between your gum and the tooth.

A periodontist manages gum related issues surgically or non-surgically. Surgery can also treat gum recession, which occurs when gums are receding.

This blog explains the treatments available for periodontal issues.

Symptoms of Periodontics

Gum disease isn’t always evident visually. Red gums are an indication of gum disease. However, some people’s gums appear to not suffer from severe gum disease.

Other indicators of gum disease are:

  • Halitosis
  • Bleeding gums
  • Teeth lose
  • The gums are swelling
  • Poor bone support

The loose teeth are a crucial indication that gum illness is present. In addition, gum swelling and weak bone support can result in the position of teeth shifting or changing, and gaps can begin opening in between the teeth. Patients don’t always feel discomfort, but it could be an indication.

Periodontal Consultation

The first appointment will be a consultation on your periodontal health. It will include a thorough discussion to make sure we know your specific concerns and objectives of treatment. Then, a comprehensive periodontal examination involves assessing the gums’ position have been created between gums and teeth.

Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

Non-surgical treatment will only be effective with regular home care, and the most critical aspect is to provide you with customised oral hygiene guidelines. 

Dental Surface debridement eliminates the build-up and bacteria within the gum line and pockets. This aids in cleansing the surfaces and below any gum line of the area affected. To allow the surrounding bones and gums to heal correctly. Local anaesthetics are used to numb the region and provide more comfort and ease of cleaning the surface. 

Scaling involves the removal of plaque that has hardened and formed both above as well below the gumline. The dentist usually schedules the patient to return after eight weeks. 3 to 4 months of regular maintenance is recommended after the procedure successfully improves gum disease. Many patients have to undergo maintenance therapy to keep their gums healthy.

Benefits of Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy

The treatment improves your capacity to manage cleaning at home effectively and maintain your oral hygiene. This will allow for long-term preservation of the results. This procedure will:

  • Remove any staining that you might have.
  • Eliminate the appearance of bleeding gums.
  • Reduction in the depth and closure of the pockets.
  • Significantly increases the life span of your teeth.

If you experience pain after surgery (which is normal), It is possible to treat it with over-the-counter painkillers. There is a chance of experiencing a temporary rise in the bleeding from your gums as the gums are more sensitive, particularly to cold. Sensitivity toothpaste can help control the pain

For more information about Periodontics, visit the Post House Dental website!