Periodontal Care

Periodontal Care

Periodontal treatment is necessary when various conditions affect the health of your gums and the regions of your jawbone that hold your teeth in place.

Periodontal care take care for you periodontal status with regular visit to the dentist Periodontist refer to the specialized tissues that both surround and support the teeth, maintaining them in the maxillary (upper jaw) and the mandibular (lower jaw) bones.

Periodontal diseases range from simple gum inflammation to serious disease that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost. Bacteria constantly form a sticky, colorless “plaque” on teeth. Brushing and flossing help in some point to get rid of plaque. Plaque that is not removed can harden and form “tartar”. The longer plaque and tartar are on teeth, the more harmful they become. The bacteria cause inflammation of the gums that is called gingivitis. In gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and can bleed easily. Gingivitis is a mild form of gum disease that can usually be reversed with daily brushing and flossing, and regular cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. This form of gum disease does not include any loss of bone and tissue that hold teeth in place.

When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to periodontitis. In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces called pockets that become infected. The body’s immune system fights the bacteria as the plaque spreads and grows below the gum line. Bacterial toxins and the body’s natural response to infection start to break down the bone and connective tissue that hold teeth in place. If not treated, the bones, gums, and tissue that support the teeth are destroyed. The teeth may eventually become loose and have to be removed.

ADI Dental Clinic offers treatments for the prevention of gingivitis and periodontitis before they create serious problems. Symptoms such as inflammation, bleeding gums, gum detachment, mobility of teeth, bad breath can be treated without surgical methods if they are diagnosed early. These methods can stop the spread of these diseases and improve the overall health of the gums. If the problem is quite extensive and periodontal tissues are affected to a great depth, the conservative methods of treatment can not unfortunately bring desired results. In this case, our clinical dentists are able to offer patients alternative surgical treatment methods which are more potent and more effective than conservative methods.