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Periodontics

Best dental techniques to cure gingivitis

The Ultimate Goal to Have Healthy Gums

Periodontics addresses the health of your gums and the tissues of the jaw, including the bone that holds and supports your teeth.

Gingivitis Therapy

Gingivitis is a chronic infection of your gums caused by a bacterial infection associated with long standing dental plaque. To treat gingivitis and prevent the development of periodontal disease, gingivitis therapy is performed. The goals of this therapy are to remove the bacteria causing the infection and apply medicaments to help the gums to heal. This may take between one to three appointments to achieve healing and depends upon the severity of the infection as well personal habits such as smoking and dental home care.

Periodontal Therapy

As gum disease advances, treatment requires the dental hygienist, specially trained in periodontal therapy, to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus. This removes the debris that is causing the bacterial infection of your gums and bone and may need to be repeated several times to achieve disease remission and halt bone loss that threatens the health of your teeth. This is done to prevent further damage and restore and stabilize the tooth.

Laser Treatment

Dental Lasers have shown themselves to be highly effective as an adjunct therapy to periodontal therapy. Dental lasers help to sterilize dental pockets and kill the bacteria living in the gum tissues. Dental lasers can also help to stimulate new bone growth in areas where healthy bone has been lost due to the disease process advancing.

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GUM DISEASE

What is Gingivitis

Gingivitis is a common and mild form of gum disease (periodontal disease) that causes irritation, redness and swelling (inflammation) of your gingiva, the part of your gum around the base of your teeth. Gingivitis is a non-destructive type of periodontal disease, but untreated gingivitis can lead to much more serious gum disease called periodontitis and tooth loss. Because Gingivitis is a bacterial infection, it causes an inflammatory response of your immune system which can contribute to other systemic problems. Areas of your health potentially impacted by this type of inflammation are diabetes, coronary artery disease, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

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Periodontal Therapy

Advanced gum disease sometime requires the dental hygienist to clean below the gum line to remove stubborn, crusty deposits called tartar or calculus, and to remove damage near the tooth root. This is done to prevent further damage and restore and stabilize the tooth. For some patients, a local anesthetic is administered to the affected area. Then, a small scaling instrument and/or ultrasonic cleaning device are used to remove the deposits. After cleaning, the root may need to be smoothed, or planed, to restore it as much as possible to its original shape. Planing also allows your gum tissue to better attach itself and heal properly. This therapy may need to be repeated in several areas of the mouth over several visits to achieve healing and disease remission.

Laser Treatment

In periodontal laser therapy, the provider uses a dental laser to access and remove the inflamed gum tissue from around the root of the tooth. When the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the root scaling begins. This involves scraping off the calculus and plaque built up below the gumline and around the root. The dentist then smooths the root with instruments to remove any rough spots that might attract bacteria and cause future infections. The area between the gum and the root can then regenerate during the healing process.

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