Periodontal Disease

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease The chronic presence of bad breath and gingivitis. Red, irritated, sore and swollen gums. Gums bleed during brushing or flossing. Difficulty in eating and chewing. Increasing gaps forming between the teeth. Tooth sensitivity.

What Periodontal Treatment Involves: Treatment Goals – Once periodontal disease has been identified, the goals of treatment are: To curb the growth of the bacterial infection. To leave the periodontal tissues in an easily maintainable state. Restore the supporting structures, which include bone, gum tissue, and ligaments. Treatment Phases - To achieve above listed goals, there are three phases of periodontal treatment involved: 1• Initial, Non-Surgical Phase - Cleaning, Scaling, and Curettage. a• Scaling - Removes deposits of plaque and calculus from above the gum line of tooth roots. It may be performed using a combination of conventional dental tools and ultrasonic devices. b• Root Planning - Removes plaque and calculus from the roots of the teeth leaving a smooth and clean root surface. 2• Surgery or Reconstructive Phase - is needed for reducing deep pockets that remain underneath the gum after extensive cleaning sessions. 3• Maintenance Phase - daily brushing and flossing combined program of regular hygiene maintenance visits
Added by Multicare Dental Castle Hill on Sunday 19 May 2013
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