Frequently Asked Questions about Periodontal Treatments!

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Periodontal Treatments

dentist Queanbeyan periodontal treatmentThe presence of healthy natural teeth holds primary importance in dental health care. In order to retain your natural teeth, it is necessary to maintain healthy gums and periodontal tissues in a healthy state. Drinking, eating, chewing, speaking and all other healthy lifestyle activities depend upon the health status of teeth. The long life and health of natural teeth greatly depend upon the surrounding supporting tissue of the teeth. Periodontal care is essential to keep them healthy. Any sort of periodontal damage can result in the loosening and abnormal mobility of the tooth, which eventually leads to the permanent tooth loss. Oral hygiene maintenance is necessary to avoid such conditions. Whereas, such periodontal diseases can be cured with the help of many surgical and non-surgical treatment plans. Your own family and cosmetic dentist at Comprehensive Dental Care, have the required expertise, latest techniques, and equipment for the prevention and the treatment of periodontal diseases. 

Q. What is periodontal disease? 

A. Periodontal diseases, also known as gum disease, can be explained as the prolonged and persistent infections of the gums that cause the pain, soreness, discomfort, and swelling. It slowly destroys the support system of the natural teeth by damaging the natural architecture and functional capabilities of the gum tissues which gradually results in the loss of attachment between the alveolar bone and the teeth. 

Q. What are the common symptoms of periodontal diseases?

A. The common signs and symptoms of periodontal diseases are as follows:

  • Red, sore and swollen gums
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Pocket formation
  • Gum bleeding on brushing and flossing
  • Sensitivity
  • Gum recession due to the exposed root surfaces 
  • Bad breath
  • Loss of attachment 
  • Occlusal disharmony
  • Looseness and mobility of teeth. 

Q. How do the periodontal diseases occur?

A. The prolonged inflammation of the gingival tissues results in the occurrence of periodontal diseases. A thin layer of yellow plague on the surface of teeth aids in the formation of gum disease. Periodontal diseases can be prohibited by removing this layer with the help of regular brushing. On the contrary, it turns into a hard layer of the dental plague known as calculus or tartar. This tartar causes infection and loss of attachment between the teeth and gums. Ultimately, the loss of attachment and pocket formation results in periodontal diseases. Your own cosmetic dentist at Comprehensive Dental Care, will guide you properly about precautions and treatment of periodontal treatment. 

Q. What are the different treatment options for periodontal diseases? 

A. Dental Hygienists at Comprehensive Dental Care, will guide you properly about the treatment plan that meets your needs after a thorough examination. The treatment method varies according to the severity of the disease. The modern periodontal treatments help you with a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options that are safe, gentle, and effective. Following are the different treatment options for periodontal diseases:

  • Deep cleansing which includes, scaling, polishing and root planing treatments 
  • Through mouthwashes, antibiotics, antibiotic gels and chips
  • Periodontal surgery 
  • Tissue and bone graft 

Q. Which factors contribute to periodontal diseases?

A. According to recent researches, it has been said that periodontal diseases are directly related to the complex interaction of bacterial plaque and the immune system of the patient. Many common risk factors accelerate periodontal diseases;

  • Smoking 
  • Poor oral hygiene 
  • Beetle-nut chewing 
  • Dental plaque formation
  • Genetics 
  • Teeth grinding and clenching 
  • Diabetes 
  • Hormonal disturbance such as puberty, pregnancy and birth control pills causes sensitivity and inflammation
  • Nutritional imbalance
  • Certain medications related to cardiovascular disease and seizure can also cause overgrowth in gums. 
  • Stress 
  • HIV

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