Periodontitis Disease and Treatment Options

Periodontitis Disease and Treatment Options

Posted by Dr. Gyampo on May 3 2021, 11:32 AM

Periodontitis Disease and Treatment Options

Periodontitis is an oral disease associated with gums. It is a severe infection that can damage your teeth and bones. There are many causes of gum disease, and not maintaining oral hygiene is one of the primary reasons. 

It is caused due to the accumulation of plaque and tartar on your teeth and gums that causes bacterial growth. This can lead to gingivitis, which, if not treated on time, can worsen into periodontitis.

Common Symptoms of Periodontitis Disease 

It is effortless to find out if you are suffering from periodontitis. Just check if you have any of the below-mentioned systems:

  • Bleeding of gums when you brush your teeth or even while flossing.
  • When you have bad breath, visit your dentist right away.
  • When you have receding gums.
  • One can even witness the loss of teeth or change in the position of teeth.
  • Swollen gums.
  • Formation of tartar on your teeth.
  • Foul taste in your mouth.
  • The inflammatory response throughout the body.

It can be scary looking at the symptoms, right? Are you wondering what to do if you get affected by periodontitis disease?

Worry not, today, dental science has progressed, and one can get rid of these diseases by consulting an excellent dental professional. 

Periodontitis Disease Treatments

Let us look at some of the treatment options available today:

  • Oral Hygiene Practises

The first and the best treatment indeed starts at home. Following good oral hygiene is an excellent place for us to start. Below mentioned are some of the best practices:

  • Use the electric brush. It can be more effective than the normal one.
  • Floss once a day to remove the plaque.
  • Brush teeth twice a day without fail.
  • Avoid chewing tobacco.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year.

Professional Cleaning

When you visit a professional, he helps remove the plaque from your teeth and roots and then polish your teeth and treat them with fluoride. This deep cleaning helps in the healing process. It also helps in removing the tartar and any rough spots on the tooth.

Antibiotics

Most of the dentists prescribe antibiotics that will help with persistent gum infections that haven't responded to cleaning. These can be in various forms like a gel, mouth, tablet, or even a capsule.

Appointments

Once the treatment is completed, the dentist will ask you to visit multiple times to ensure that there is a progression in the case. It might happen then, even after the treatment, one can witness the presence of periodontal pockets, so in these cases, he might recommend other procedures like surgery.

Gum diseases should be treated on priority because they can damage your bone and teeth, leading to a much worse condition as it worsens. If treated at an earlier stage, then the chances of damage can be reduced or even avoided.  

Robinson Family Dentistry is here to help you restore your oral health with advanced treatment for periodontitis diseases. 

Call now at  (919) 682-4861



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