Treatment is recommended during brushing or even spontaneous gingival bleeding. Also, in case of unpleasant breath that remains after brushing your teeth. Sensitive, tense, inflamed gums, or pain when teeth and gums meet. The treatment also offers a solution for gingivitis or loose moving teeth.
Periodontitis is inflammation of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and is also sometimes just characterized as gum disease though it is much more serious. It is one of the most common human diseases. Periodontitis is caused by certain bacteria (known as periodontal bacteria) and by the local inflammation triggered by those bacteria.
There are stages of the disease, from early to advanced. The good news is that, if treated early, it can be arrested. But, if not properly treated, it can result in tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue that surrounds your teeth. Another good news is that we dental experts at Forest & Ray are trained and equipped to handle any periodontitis or pre-periodontitis conditions.
Plaque and tartar build up on your teeth is not an aesthetically pleasing look. It contains bacteria that can cause inflammation, can attack enamel of your teeth, which can then lead to cavities, and if this is not regularly removed it can lead to periodontal disease.
Gingivitis: Is one of the symptoms that your gums can be red, swollen, and bloodstained. The aggravation of the disease can be prevented by professional cleaning at the dentist, and by practicing sufficient oral hygiene independently! It is very important, to maintain oral hygiene it includes a lot of independent cleaning, and concentration.
Early phase: At this stage the infection has already started to erode the bone supporting the teeth. If that happens your dentist applies deep cleaning to help restore the gums. During the deep cleaning procedure, the dentist cleanses the surface of the roots, and gets rid of plaque and tartar that has collected in the sulcus. This treatment helps the gum tissue to heal, and shrinks the tartar.
Moderate phase: In this phase, damage to the bone is clearly visible on X-rays, therefore, surgical procedure might be needed.
Special phase: If there is severe damage to the bone, teeth can become loose. To avoid tooth loss, urgent surgical measures are needed.
Sometimes a smile does not have enough gum, and the roots of the teeth or the unattractive yellowish, greyish cementum are showing. In these cases, a gum graft might become necessary.
A gum graft is an oral surgical procedure in which a bit of gum is removed and is grafted to where it is most needed. This is a routine procedure and is done all the time. The benefits of this procedure are also not just aesthetic: gum grafts provide insulation for parts of the teeth that should not be exposed to the outside world, as these bits are less able to stave off tooth decay. Tooth sensitivity is frequently caused by the exposure of teeth and the dental nerve being too close to the surface. A gum graft can insulate the nerves and can thus relieve tooth sensitivity.
These procedures require a healing time for the wounds on the gums. This means you may need to change the way you eat and what you consume, as some things may be uncomfortable until the gums are completely healed over, and you may need to change the way you brush for a few days, too. Ask your dentist for post-surgical instructions, and make sure you follow them precisely to avoid damage or infection.
The purpose of non-surgical procedures is to reduce the amount of bacteria and keep their deposits found on the lower part of the gums in check. Another main goal is to identify and eliminate those factors that lead to inflammation (smoking, for instance). In order to prevent these recurring problems, our dentists help you to improve your daily oral hygiene routine.
It is important to remove plaque and calculus to restore periodontal health. A healthcare professional will carry out scaling and debridement to clean below the gumline. This may be done using hand tools or an ultrasonic device that breaks up the plaque and calculus. Root planing is done to smooth rough areas on the roots of the teeth. Bacteria can lodge within the rough patches, increasing the risk of gum disease. Depending on how much plaque and calculus there is, this may take one or two visits. Cleaning is normally recommended twice a year, and possibly more often, depending on how much plaque accumulates.
Without thorough brushing and flossing plaque can also develop under the gums and can erode the supporting bone surrounding the root. If not treated, periodontal disease may result in tooth loss. Fortunately mild or moderate cases of periodontal disease can be treated without a surgical procedure.
You can keep your gums and teeth healthy by: