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Everything I need to know about periodontal procedures

Posted on 6/20/2022 by Evan Admin
Everything I need to know about periodontal proceduresPeriodontal procedures and therapy can help reduce numerous health risks as dentists can detect underlying health problems through observing the oral cavity. By evaluating and examining a patient's teeth and gums, dentists could discover diseases like diabetes and heart problems. Periodontal procedures are invasive and non-invasive approaches that help restore the health of the gum and gingival tissue, helping keep tooth loss at bay.

Diagnosis and treatment

Firstly, periodontal diseases are diagnosed through a rigorous physical examination. This exam helps identify underlying issues such as loss of gum attachment to the teeth and what degree. The test may also include observation under an intraoral camera or digital x-rays that help observe better e inside of the mouth. These radiographs allow the dentist to come up with an accurate diagnosis quicker.

Treatment often starts with a thorough cleaning of the oral cavity. This cleaning helps remove plaque and tartar from the teeth. From here, more specialized treatment is given according to the condition diagnosed. Scaling, or deep cleaning, helps remove plaque and tartar from teeth and pockets. The dentist can break down and remove hardened calculus faster using hand tools and ultrasonic cleaning tools. Planing or root planing is another treatment procedure for periodontitis. This involves smoothing and leveling the rough areas of the tooth root to get rid of bacteria build-up in the crevices. This also guarantees the gums have a clean spot to reattach to.

After a periodontal procedure

In treatment, antibiotic gels and meds are used to reduce bacteria and infection, which helps ease the swollen sore gums and shrink the pockets. A periodontist might also recommend an antibacterial mouth rinse for homecare to prevent disease on the treated gums. Dentists use local anesthesia, for example, numbing gels during the procedure for less pain and discomfort. After treatment, the area might feel numb and sore or tender as the anesthesia wears off. Pain relievers may be prescribed. Immediate resumption of optimal oral care routine is advised, including flossing and brushing at least twice a day.

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