Periodontal Disease Treatment : Infection in the gums slowly destroys the support of your natural teeth. This is known as periodontal disease. Commonly, the toxins or poisons which irritates the gums are produced by the bacteria found in plaque that cause the gums to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. The prolonging of irritation leads to the gums separating from your teeth which causes the formation of pockets or spaces.
Periodontal disease is primarily caused by bacteria found in dental plaque which is a colorless film that sticks to your teeth at the gum line. Plaque hardens into a rough and porous substance called tartar or calculus forms if not carefully removed by daily brushing and flossing.
The following are the other significant factors that affect the health of your gums include:
- Poor nutrition
- Grinding and clenching teeth
Loss of your teeth is what happens with periodontal disease. It is due the deterioration of the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds the teeth in place.
Periodontal Disease Treatment & Maintenance for Periodontal Disease in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC
Individuals who have a diagnosis of periodontitis or better known as “gum disease” needs periodontal disease treatment maintenance. In many cases, a patient needs periodontal maintenance and cleaning every three to six months (3-6 months), after the diagnosis of gum disease.
The traditional teeth cleaning called “prophylaxis” will no longer maintain the health of the roots, teeth, gums, and bone at this time. However, the probing of problem sites, recording of these areas, and scaling and root planing are included in the process called periodontal maintenance. An additional round of scaling and root planning generally is needed to bring the mouth back to a healthy level if the patient has been missing periodontal disease treatment maintenance appointments.
In your periodontal maintenance appointments, there may be a possibility of needing the supplemental use of a localized antibiotic called “Arestin.”
Having Periodontal Disease Treatment maintenance appointments, you will be provided with:
- Special attention given to problem areas.
- Ways to improve home care through hygiene instructions,
A dialogue on how to best stop the progression of gum disease and reverse its effects.
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The Significance of Oral Hygiene in Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease is extremely common. According to reports, adults over thirty-five (35) lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities, which is, three out of four adults are affected at some time in their lives.
Bacterial plaque causes both the periodontal disease and decay. Constantly, the plaque forms on your teeth. The germs can be removed through thorough daily brushing and flossing and that would help prevent periodontal disease.
Authorities have been telling us that the best way to prevent cavities and periodontal disease is through good teeth brushing and flossing techniques as well as regular professional examinations and cleanings. In many cases, even with the most diligence, people develop periodontal disease. If this disease starts, professional intervention is essential in preventing its progress.