Periodontal treatment begins with a thorough diagnosis. It is important to know the extend and severity of the periodontal diasease and the associated inflammation and bone loss. A very effective way to measure and monitor periodontitis is an innovation of modern technology: the digital periodontal charting. The main advantage of the digital periodontal charting is that we can take multiple measurements and compare over time the progression and overall condition of the gums.
Periodontitis – Is it rare?
We should not forget that periodontitis is a very common disease. Approximately 75% of adults over 35 have been infected!
Yet most of them are not even aware that this kind of disease exists, and even worse, they do not suspect that they may too be infected!
That’s because periodontitis spreads gradually, painlessly and with mild symptoms, that easily can be ignored.
Still peri odontal disease is the main cause of tooth loss. The good news is that it can be treated successfully, when diagnosed at an early stage!
''When I was told that I suffer from periodontitis, I was under great shock. I realized that I was about to loose my teeth! And I hadn’t noticed a thing until then…!''
Periodontal treatment – Indications and techniques
In most of the cases the first step in the treatment of periodontal disease is the removal of all bacteria and tartar, that are attached to the root surface, a procedure called “scaling and root planning”.
In mild forms of periodontal disease scaling and root planning alone can lead to the re-attachment of the gums back on the tooth surface causing the pockets to disappear.
The first step in the treatmnet of periodontitis is to remove the tartar, the toxins and the bacteria, that are attached to the root surface. This can be accoplished by a technique called scaling and root planning, that requires the use of specially designed instruments, as well as the knowledge and expertise of a specialized periodontist. In mild forms of periodontal disease scaling and root planning alone can lead to the re-attachment of the gums back on the tooth surface causing the pockets to disappear.
The second step of the treatment is to repair the damages that have occurred, especially when the periodontal disease has reached an advanced stage. By using modern regenerative techniques we can eliminate the periodontal pockets and in certain cases we can even regenerate the lost periodontal tissues and surrounding bone and strengthen again the support of the teeth.
Thanks to periodontal therapy not only can we treat periodontitis and save the affected teeth. Most important, our mouth will feel again fresh and healthy. Let’s not forget that periodontal treatment is the best way to fight bad breath!
But the treatment does not end here! Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups help prevent any possible relapse.
Let’s fight periodontal disease! Together we can…