Treatments for Periodontal Disease

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Periodontal disease is the result of a bacterial infection affecting the gums. This infection starts when a film of plaque or tartar forms on the surface of the teeth and gums, causing the gums to become irritated and inflamed. The early removal of tartar or plaque deposits can prevent the gum problem (gingivitis) from further progressing. However, if the deposits are left untreated, the problem can develop into a more serious gum problem called periodontitis, which affects the jawbone underneath and can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal disease is the result of a bacterial infection affecting the gums. This infection starts when a film of plaque or tartar forms on the surface of the teeth and gums, causing the gums to become irritated and inflamed. The early removal of tartar or plaque deposits can prevent the gum problem (gingivitis) from further progressing. However, if the deposits are left untreated, the problem can develop into a more serious gum problem called periodontitis, which affects the jawbone underneath and can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal Disease Symptoms Red or swollen gums Bleeding gums Receding gums Wobbly teeth Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth Treatments Used for Periodontal Disease Improved Oral Hygiene – Better oral hygiene habits have a significant impact on the success of a periodontal disease treatment. The proper use of tooth brushes, dental floss, and other cleaning devices will be given to help facilitate an improved dental hygiene outlook. Professional Deep Cleaning – Mild gum disease or gingivitis can be treated with professional cleaning done just above the gum line, as the infection has not moved to below the gum surface. The removal of the plaque or tartar deposit will be enough to arrest the further development of the gum problem. Periodontitis will need to be treated with a deep root cleaning, which goes beyond the gum line. The number of appointments needed to completely carry out the treatment will depend on the number of pockets formed, and how many teeth are affected. Gum Graft – A gum graft of soft tissue graft is done to solve the problem of gum recession arising from gum disease. Synthetic gel grafts or soft tissue grafts that come from the patient’s own palate are used as materials for this surgical gum treatment, to restore receding gums and protect the exposed tooth roots. Bone Graft – Severe gum disease can affect the underlying bone tissue. A bone grafting procedure is needed to stimulate the regeneration of periodontal and bone tissue. The bone material to be used for this treatment will depend on a number of criteria before the actual grafting can take place. The bone graft will help in restoring the jawbone to its once healthy structure, so it can continue to support the teeth and gums. Tooth or Crown Lengthening – A crown lengthening procedure is used to restore the healthy appearance of teeth and gums that have been affected by periodontal disease. More of the healthy tooth structure will be seen when one smiles, and the function of the teeth will also be improved. IS Dental Care in Wanstead is the place to come for high-quality, affordable dental treatments. We offer treatments such as routine dentistry, dental implants, cosmetic dentistry (smile makeovers), teeth whitening, oral hygiene, root canal advanced oral surgery. If you are searching for a dental practice in Wanstead using the keywords, dentist Stratford or dentist Ilford, visit us at http://wanstead-dental.co.uk
 
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