Periodontists are specialized in the treatment and prevention of periodontitis and gingivitis. It can be easily treated in its early stages, while in later stages, it can be controlled only with proper maintenance. Periodontal disease usually develops because of plaque build-up around the teeth and the bacteria that cause inflammation of the gums. If left untreated, the condition progresses and advances rapidly. It is essential to remove plaque from teeth to avoid gingivitis and gum disease. It is necessary to brush and floss daily, in addition to professional cleanings and regular dental exams, as part of prevention.
What are the signs and symptoms of periodontal disease?
The signs and symptoms of periodontal disease are, as follows:
- Red, swollen, puffy, tender, or bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Gaps between teeth
- Loose teeth
- Persisting bad breath
- Pus around the teeth and gums
What are the types of periodontal treatment procedures?
The common types of periodontal treatment procedures are:
Professional Cleaning: The periodontist uses ultrasonic instruments to remove any plaque or tartar build-up for effective care.
Scaling and Root Planing: The periodontist numbs your gums for this procedure, to remove the plaque and tartar from below the gumline comfortably — this type of cleaning help in promoting the healing of the gums.
Antibiotic Therapy: Oral or localized antibiotics might be prescribed to reduce inflammation and aid in combating bacteria.
Laser Gum Therapy: Laser therapy is useful as it helps in reducing gum pocket depth and removes the bacteria. Laser technology also promotes faster healing.
Grafting and Tissue Regeneration: For gum rejuvenation, the Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive treatment option. The recovery is better and long-lasting.
Through salivary diagnostic testing, an analysis of the bacteria in the mouth can be revealed. This testing technology helps in providing early detection of oral pathogens, personalization of periodontal treatment, and identifies related systemic health risks.
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