Periodontal treatment is a procedure that helps to improve the health of your teeth and gums. It involves removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the tooth surfaces, which can lead to gum disease. If not treated early enough, it can cause serious long-term damage such as tooth loss or even heart disease due to bacterial infection entering the bloodstream through unhealthy blood vessels around the teeth.
What is the periodontal treatment?
Periodontal treatment is a procedure that helps to improve the health of your teeth and gums. It involves removing plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the tooth surfaces, which can lead to gum disease. If not treated early enough, it can cause severe long-term damage such as tooth loss or more serious health conditions.
Periodontal therapy may be delivered in one visit or it can be a series of treatments over time. Your periodontist will discuss with you how long it will take for you to see results and what type of maintenance plan he or she recommends for keeping your teeth healthy after treatment ends.
Who needs periodontal treatment?
You should seek treatment for gum disease if you notice any of the following:
- Loose teeth
- Receding gums
- Swollen gums or redness around your teeth
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing, especially after eating a meal (known as “gingival bleeding”) or when you bite down on something solid, like an apple or carrot stick
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- A bad taste in your mouth
What is the process of periodontal treatment?
The entire process of periodontal treatment is designed to remove plaque and tartar. The procedure involves scaling, root planing, deep cleaning, and gum surgeries.
Let’s breakdown the process:
- Scaling refers to the removal of plaque that has accumulated on the tooth surfaces. Scaling also removes calculus (tartar) that builds up below the gum line over time. This helps maintain healthy gums and teeth by preventing further breakdown of bone around your teeth.
- Root planing during this procedure is similar to scaling but it’s done with a special instrument called an ultrasonic scaler or RPT (Radiated Pressure Wave). The tool removes more plaque than regular scaling does because it vibrates at a high frequency which allows for greater precision in removing hard deposits from between your teeth and under your gums – areas where traditional brushing can’t reach!
- Finally, Deep Cleaning during the periodontal treatment refers to removing all soft tissue from within each periodontal pocket before placement of grafts or implants – this ensures maximum position stability for these types of restorations if needed after treatment completion. It also helps you avoid having more surgery later on down the road due to poor positioning caused by inadequate preparation prior
How do you prepare for it?
Before you have periodontal treatment, you should bring a list of your medications with you to the appointment so that your doctor can make sure they are safe for you to take during the procedure.
Your dentist will also need an allergy list from you if there is anything on the list that could cause an allergic reaction or interact negatively with anesthesia.
If you’re diabetic, please bring your last blood sugar level (or bring documentation from your primary care physician or lab). This information will help us plan for any changes in your body as we treat your periodontal disease. It may also help reduce risks associated with anesthesia and other procedures involved in treatment planning here at our office!
We ask all patients who smoke cigarettes regularly—or occasionally—to quit smoking at least two weeks before coming in for treatment so that their lungs are healthier and less likely to be affected by anesthesia used during this process!
Periodontal treatment can improve dental health
The goal of periodontal treatment is to improve the health of your gums and teeth. It can help prevent tooth loss, gum disease, tooth decay, jawbone loss, and other problems.
Prevent tooth loss: When you have periodontal disease in which bacteria invade the gum tissue and destroy the bone around the roots of teeth (periodontitis), there’s an increased risk that a tooth may become loose or fall out. Periodontal treatment can reduce this risk by reducing inflammation in your mouth and by improving the alignment between your teeth and gums so that they fit together more tightly to hold each other in place.
Prevent gum disease: Periodontal disease isn’t just about loose teeth; it’s also about serious health problems such as heart disease if you have severe gum disease. Having regular oral exams with a dentist helps detect early signs of gum disease so you can receive treatment before any serious symptoms develop – which means less pain later on! Plus if left untreated, chronic gum diseases like periodontitis may affect other parts inside our bodies too (not just our mouths.) For example, Diabetes Mellitus Type II where high blood sugar levels cause damage throughout all organs including those within our nervous system causing nerve damage leading to death or coma due to lack oxygen reaching into brain cells.
Periodontal treatment can be a great way to improve your dental health. It can help you avoid gum disease and other issues that could develop in the future if they aren’t treated now. The process is quick, painless, and affordable!
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