Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease. It is the result of infections and inflammation of the tissues that hold your teeth in place. It is caused by accumulation of bacteria plaque and calculus/tartar when you don't clean your teeth regularly and thoroughly. Ignoring the signs of gum disease can lead to irreversible damage such as tissue and bone loss.

✔️ Swollen and red puffy gums

✔️ Gum bleeds easily during brushing and flossing

✔️ Bad breath

✔️ Receding gums & build up of calculus

✔️ Loose teeth

How to Treat Periodontal Disease?

  • Scaling and Root planing. Scaling removes plaque and calculus from the tooth surfaces and below the gum line, it is often performed by an ultrasonic device. Root planing is done using a specific hand instrument to smooth and remove plaque and calculus attached to the root surfaces. It encourages the reattachment of gum back to the tooth surfaces by cleaning bacterial byproducts that stuck onto root surfaces.

  • Antibiotics will be given to control bacterial infection. Antibiotic mouth rinse or oral antibiotics can be prescribed upon dentist’s examination and treatment planning.

How to Prevent Periodontal Disease?

  • Maintain good oral hygiene, which means brush your teeth twice a day with a soft bristled toothbrush, floss daily and use a mouth rinse twice a day.

  • Get regular professional dental cleanings, on a schedule recommended by your dentist

  • Do not smoke tobacco