Periodontal care is vital for an individual’s overall general health. A periodontist differs from a dentist in the sense that a periodontist specializes in the gums and the jawbone that provides support to your teeth. Periodontists also take care of the tissues joining your gums and teeth. Our professionals at Mor Smiles are focused on your diagnosis, preventive care, and treatment related to your gums, jaw, and adjoining tissues. If you find your gums are bleeding or if you feel any sensitivity, do not worry. Visit us and we will take proper measures to provide you with exceptional dental care.
What Is Involved in Periodontal Treatment?
Periodontal care involves a few steps. To discover if you have periodontitis and, if so, the severity of the problem, our team will first go through your medical history. This helps to identify any elements that might be contributing to the symptoms. For example, smoking or the use of certain medicines may cause dry mouth which is often a leading symptom. Next, our specialists will examine your mouth to check if there is any bleeding or the build-up of tartar and plaque. Then a special probe will be used to determine the depth of any spaces between the teeth and gums. These spaces are called pockets. Pockets running deeper than normal may be a sign of periodontitis. Finally, x-rays may be taken for a more detailed understanding of your dental conditions. Periodontitis treatment consists of thoroughly cleaning the pockets surrounding the teeth.
Non Surgical Methods
The initial stages of infection require less invasive procedures. One method is known as scaling. A special tool is used to remove plaque and tartar from the surface of your teeth. Another procedure is root planing which is performed to smooth the root surfaces to prevent the building up of tartar and bacteria. Any sort of bacteria that contributes to inflammation is also removed. This speeds up the process of healing so gums can reattach to the teeth. Finally, antibiotics, in aggressive cases, can help control periodontal disease. Antibiotics can be rinses, topical, or in pill form taken orally.
Surgery may be recommended for those with severe periodontal disease. Surgery can remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from underneath your gums, reshape the bones supporting the teeth, and prevent further gum damage. It is important to follow care instructions after surgery. The four types of common surgical procedures include flap surgery, also known as pocket reduction surgery, soft tissue graft, bone grafting, crown lengthening, and other regenerative processes. Often proteins, in the form of gel, are applied to the root of a tooth to promote the growth of healthy tissue and bones.
Why Opt For Periodontal Care?
Periodontal care essentially leads to healthier gums, which consequently improves the lifespan of your teeth. Inflamed or bleeding gums can be cured and treatment will prove to be beneficial for an overall healthy dental regimen.
Even though improvements depend on your dental brushing and flossing habits, our team at Mor Smiles provides dental care and treatment for all types of dental issues, including periodontal care. Call 223-258-5088 to book your appointment today. We look forward to helping you have the most beautiful smile possible.