When it comes to periodontal disease, better be safe than sorry, just like any other ailment. The consequences of this dental issue can be greatly reduced if it is diagnosed early and treated with proper gum therapy and good oral hygiene. Periodontitis, on the other hand, if goes unchecked, can lead to tooth and bone loss.
Gingival inflammation, or swollen and irritated gums, is one of the earliest indications of gum disease. Plaque, which is produced by the accumulation of germs, causes gum irritation. If plaque isn't thoroughly brushed away, it solidifies into calculus, which we can't remove on our own. Hardened plaque microorganisms chew away at the tissue between your gums and teeth, forming "pockets." The harm produced by periodontitis is curable even at this point. Patients who want to avoid surgery should get a gum disease diagnosis as soon as possible. All you'll need to cure your gum disease is a deep dental cleaning treatment called scaling and root planning.
Scaling and root planing is a non-surgical gum therapy. If necessary, your dentist numbs the surgical sites using local anaesthetic. To clean the tartar below and above the gum margin, one of our highly experienced hygienists utilizes hand and ultrasonic equipment. The calculus is cleaned from your teeth's root, and they are polished to encourage gum tissue reattachment, which lowers the severity of the pockets. Periodontal patients must maintain home care after surgery and see their hygienist for regular gum care cleanings.