Periodontics refers to the diagnosis and treatment of the oral cavity and supporting structures of the teeth, which are largely comprised of the gums. The health of the tissues around the roots of the teeth is of paramount importance for the long-term health of the dentition. The Periodontium is the name given to the gum, the bone surrounding the roots of the teeth and the periodontal ligament, which attaches the root to the bone.
In some susceptible patients, the Periodontium can become inflamed, damaged and destroyed by bacteria that live in the patient’s mouth. If no intervention is made, Periodontal disease, commonly known as Gum Disease can eventually cause tooth loss.
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Early signs of gum disease that you may become aware of are bleeding of the gums, a bad odour from the teeth, mobility of the teeth and occasionally discomfort from the teeth.
Early diagnosis and treatment of this problem can limit the extent of the damage to the stability of the teeth and improve the gum and general health.
Once a patient has been diagnosed with Periodontal Disease, the next step is discussing the treatment to cure gum disease effectively. If the problem is identified in the early stages, treatment will usually be a procedure called scaling and root planning. This requires removing the plaque and calculus pockets that have developed and is followed by a deep clean and smoothing of the root surface.
This simple course will help aid the teeth back to health. However, when a diagnosis is made at an advanced stage of periodontal disease, more detailed treatment is required. Advanced cases of Gum Disease may involve surgical action and/or medication subject to what is deemed the most appropriate treatment for each individual case.Back to Advanced Dentistry
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