Periodontitis is gum infection and inflammation in its most advanced stages. By this time, the disease has progressed so much that it can easily destroy all the soft tissues and bones that provide support to your teeth. The end results are extremely serious and involve tooth loss, bone loss, and increased risks of cardiac problems. As such, if you are suffering from periodontal disease you should get it treated right away.
Periodontitis is a fairly common disease, but it can be prevented to a large extent. It is mainly caused by poor oral care, so if you practice good dental hygiene, your chances of getting periodontal disease are significantly reduced. In case you notice any of the associated symptoms, then contact a dentist immediately so that he can suggest a suitable treatment plan for you.
Here are some cures for periodontal disease that treat it and improve the health of your teeth and gums once again.
Scaling And Planing
Scaling and planing involve a complete and thorough cleaning session of your teeth and gums. Specialized tools are used to remove plaque and tartar, and the surface of the teeth is evened out to reduce bacteria.
Pocket reduction by flap surgery is a process in which your dentist makes small incisions in your gums. He lifts back small sections of your gum tissues which expose the underlying roots. Your dentist then performs a thorough cleaning procedure, and uses scaling and root planning to completely eliminate plaque and tartar. If your periodontal disease is really bad, then you might have suffered bone loss. In this case, before the tissues are sutured back, the bone may also be re-contoured.
The entire procedure takes an hour or so. In some cases, it can even go up to three hours. You will not feel any pain because anesthesia is administered.
Periodontal disease is often characterized by a receding gum line due to loss of gum tissue – and your teeth appear to be longer than they actually are. Your dentist might suggest tissue replacement. This is done by taking tissues from your mouth roof or any other appropriate site. These tissues are then fixed onto the site where your original gum tissues are damaged.
After you have undergone this type of surgery, your gum recession will not advance; your roots will be covered and the appearance of your teeth will also improve.
Bone grafting is the preferred surgical option when periodontal disease has damaged the bones which surround the roots of your teeth. The graft used for this purpose may either be your own, taken from another suitable donor or prepared artificially. Once this graft has been attached, tooth loss would be prevented because your teeth would get the support they require.
This process can also help regrow your own natural bone once again. For this, bone grafting is performed with another technique by the name of guided tissue regeneration.
Enamel Matrix Derivative Application
In this technique, your dentist will apply a special sort of gel to your damaged teeth roots. This gel actually contains all those essential proteins with which tooth enamel is developed. Thus enamel matrix derivative application may help you in growing healthy tissues and bones once again.
Guided Tissue Regeneration
This technique can also help you in growing healthy bones and tissues in all those areas where the original bones and tissues have been destroyed. Your dentist would place a bio compatible fabric in the space that exists between your teeth and bone. This fabric would then allow bone growth by preventing tissues from entering this region.
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