Periodontal Disease Treatment

Periodontal Disease TreatmentBleeding gums is the first sign of gingivitis. Factors that can increase the risk of developing periodontal (tooth surrounding tissues) disease are: microbial dental plaque, eating disorders, lack of vitamins. Heredity, systemic diseases, genetic and hormonal disorders can increase the risk of this disease as well.
In Pro-implant dental clinic periodontal disease treatment is performed by the dentist Darius Pocebutas.


Specialist advice
: timely treated periodontal disease can prevent tooth loss. At the early stage diagnosed any type of periodontal disease can be treated painlessly and even cured completely. Surgical treatment is applied when the disease is advanced and they can no longer be cured conservative ways.

Important! Periodontal disease doesn‘t depend on the patient‘s age. Nearly half of people older than 18 years experience gingival signs of inflammation. And as much as 75% of over 35 years old people suffer from periodontal disease. Periodontal disease has a negative impact on human health: increases the risk of developing atherosclerosis, stroke or heart attack.

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Healthy parodontium          Gingivitis (inflammation of gums)             Periodontitis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gingivitis

Gingivitis - inflammation of the gums. With the development of gingivitis your gums turnes red, gets swollen, starts bleeding on contact and can be painful. If you notice these symptoms, you should consult a dentist. Untreated gingivitis eventually develops to a more severe disease - periodontitis. A professional oral hygiene procedures is needed to treat gingvitis. To improves oral hygien, during the procedure mouth is rinsed with special products. Ozone therapy is also effective way to treat gum inflammation.

Periodontitis

Periodontitis - a very serious periodontal disease. It occurs when untreated gingvitas from the gums spreads to the deeper tissues. Patients not only suffer from bleeding gums and bad breath. Periodontal ligaments supporting the teeth gets affected and starts to decay.  Gums get detached from the teeth forming pockets where bacteria accumulates, the soft and hard plaque. Festering gums pull away from teeth exposing a tooth neck. While disease progresses, the jaw bone begins to die. Teeth lose their stability, they become loose, and may eventually fall out completely. Depending on the stage of the disease, periodontitis can be treated non-surgically or surgically.

Non-surgical treatment of periodontitis:

  • root plaque cleaning – cleaning the soft and hard plaque (tartar) from the gingival pockets
  • ozone therapy
  • root polishing (for the gums to lie stronger in contact with the tooth root, root surface gets smoothed)
  • antibiotics (because periodontitis is caused by micro-organisms, treatment with antibiotics is effective)
  • dental splint (splinted weakened, unstable teeth is combined into one block)

Important! It is important to watch the condition of the bone around splinted teeth. If bone atrophy (decay) progresses, the tooth loss is inevitable. It is therefore very important to remove a tooth (damaged by periodontitis) as soon as possible until there is enough bone to perform implant dentistry.

Surgical treatment of periodontitis:

  • flap surgery
  • gingivectomy
  • soft tissue plastic surgery

Learn more about  procedures of surgical treatment.

Parodontosis

Parodontosis - genetically inherited periodontal ligament pathology. The result of the parodontosis may be the total loss of teeth. Having parodontosis becomes difficult to chew harder foods, gums start to bleed, you may suffer from bad breath. Later the gums detach from the teeth exposing a tooth neck. Disease progresses, the jaw bone begins to die. Teeth lose their stability, they become loose, and may eventually fall out completely.The most effective treatment for parodontosis - Implant Dentistry.

Important! The biggest complication of parodontosis and periodontitis is the total loss of the teeth. Dental implants can restore the lost tooth. It is therefore very important to remove a bad tooth in order to save as much jaw bone as possible.  As long as there is enough bone, dental implant prognosis is favorable – in the place of lost teeth (or removed due to the disease) can immediately place tooth implants. When there is not enough bone left, before implant dentistry, the Bone augmentation needs to be performed.

Gum Disease Prevention

Daily dental and gum care at home is the most effective way to prevent periodontal diseases. For optimal oral hygiene and gum protection we recommend Waterpik® oral irrigation. Gum pockets are maintained by a special nozzle which cleans hard to reach areas to reduce plaque.