If you want to maintain a healthy smile, you need to act fast at the first sign of gingivitis or periodontal gum disease. Without proper care, oral infections can progress rapidly. You may experience tooth loss, bone loss, bad breath, bleeding gums, and more.
Understanding gum disease
The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. With gingivitis, you may notice sore or bleeding gums along with bad breath. In the advanced stages, you will begin to experience loose teeth, retracted gums, plaque buildup, bone loss and tooth loss.
Scaling and root planning
Do you suffer from gingivitis or have soft gum tissue that has been damaged and disrupted with bone loss? Even if your gum disease has entered an advanced stage, there is still hope for our team to intervene and control the situation.
What is included in the treatment of gum disease?
Our periodontists rely on a variety of procedures to effectively treat gum disease. The first step is to stop the progression of the disease to help protect your gum tissue and bone.
Our team will assess your oral health using a small ruler that measures how far the gum has receded from the teeth. We’ll take a digital X-ray to look for bone loss or other signs of deterioration. A thorough examination helps our team determine an effective treatment plan.
Treatment for gingivitis involves undergoing a full dental cleaning along with ongoing home care. Cleaning usually includes scaling and root planing to remove plaque buildup. Our periodontists often use a periscope, a small camera, to look for tartar and plaque deposits under the gums.
Laser gum surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can help replace damaged tissue after periodontal infection treatment. The procedure is less invasive than traditional gum surgeries.
After going through periodontal treatments, you will need to maintain your oral hygiene at home and also make an appointment with our team for regular periodontal cleaning every 3-4 months.
What is the outlook for those with gum disease?
Without proper treatment, gum disease progresses, eventually leading to bone and tooth loss. Your overall health may also worsen with the condition. But with proper treatment, our team can help you relieve gingivitis. There is no cure for periodontitis, but you do have treatment and treatment options.
Schedule a gingivitis examination in Dentsuadiye
If you think you may be suffering from gum disease such as gingivitis or advanced periodontal problems, we recommend that you contact our Periodontology team to schedule an appointment. Our team will meet with you and do a thorough examination to determine the extent of gum disease. They will then discuss your periodontal disease treatment options.