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Treating periodontal disease

Gum disease treatment

Periodontology

Periodontal disease is the generic name given to affections that cause the inflammation and destruction of the tooth’s support tissue, the periodontal tissue.

Depending on the stage of evolution there are two types of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. Each stage has its own specific signs and symptoms, as well as different therapeutic approaches.

Gingivitis

THE INITIAL STAGE OF GUM DISEASE

Gingivitis is the earliest form of periodontitis and is characterized by the inflammation of the gums.
Most of the times, gingivitis is caused by a lack of oral hygiene. Bacteria and food scraps left on the teeth and gums irritate and swell the gum. The gums turn a reddish colour and bleed easily, especially when brushing. If it is discovered in time, it is completely reversible and does not leave any permanent modifications behind. That is why visiting your dentist often is extremely important.

Doctor treating a patient with gum disease

Periodontitis

 

THE SECOND STAGE OF GUM DISEASE

Periodontitis appears when gingivitis is not identified and treated in time. Bacteria that have not been removed go deeper beneath the gums and cause their separation from the tooth. An infected space – a periodontal bag – appears between the tooth and the gum. Over time, the space grows larger by destroying the bone and the gingival tissue. It causes gingival retraction and dental mobility. In the absence of proper treatment, the evolution of periodontitis has one result: the loss of the tooth, even if the tooth itself is perfectly healthy.
Because periodontitis has a slow and painless evolution, many people do not seek proper help. Many cases remain undiagnosed until symptoms like advanced gingival retraction and dental mobility become obvious.

Sometimes, even if the periodontitis has reached more advanced stages, some teeth can be saved. A mobile tooth is better than a missing tooth. The vast experience that our medics possess, as well as the modern and innovative techniques we use in our clinic, allow for the preservation of the affected teeth even when you may think there are no more chances. 

Since periodontitis develops in time without painful manifestations in the vast majority of cases, by the time the patient comes to the dentist the gums are already visibly retracted and the teeth show various degrees of mobility. Unfortunately, in these cases, the classical methods of fighting periodontitis are insufficient in order to fulfill the patient’s greatest wish, i.e. the saving of the mobile teeth.

Omnia Dental Clinic offers you state of the art procedures and techniques that heal the gum and help it re-attach to the tooth, reduce dental mobility and greatly improve the lifespan of the teeth. 

Our treatment steps

HOW IS GUM DISEASE TREATED?

Scaling and root curettage. At Omnia Dental, scaling is done slowly and carefully. Every tooth is then checked with special devices so we can ensure that the plaque is completely removed. The internal face of the gum is also cleaned – the side facing the tooth, which is always contaminated with bacteria from the periodontal bags.
Air-flow. This innovative tooth cleaning method uses a device that cleans and polishes the dental surfaces with a mix of water, compressed air and fine powder particles. The strong flow of water, air and powder not only polishes dental surfaces, removing bacterial plaque, the colorations of various origins and the soft deposits, it also goes deep into the periodontal bags, up to 5 mm. The flow pressure is controlled.
Laser therapy. Contrary to the information currently found on the internet, laser DOES NOT replace scaling, instead it COMPLETES it. Laser treatment is painless and its purpose is to clean and sterilize periodontal bags, not to remove dental plaque. Laser light can go to the bottom of the bags, so the gum does not need to be surgically removed. The procedure must be done by a qualified medic, otherwise there is a risk of “burning” the gum.
T-SCANcomputerized occlusion management. A high percentage of periodontitis cases with gingival recession, bone destruction and tooth mobility are actually caused by “an unbalanced bite”. Masticatory forces are chaotically distributed, which leads to some teeth being overstressed and others being unused at all. In time, this unbalances in occlusion significantly contribute to the development of periodontitis, and lead to or maintain an already exiting periodontitis. The “unbalanced bite” can be caused by fillings or high tooth prosthetics, loss of teeth or migration of others or by a congenital dental malposition. The only objective method of identifying where excess force is used is by recording the bite on a computer. Only after noticing the unbalance areas can measures be taken in order to insure a truly functional occlusion.
PLASMODENT is an innovative treatment method that stimulates the regeneration of the periodontal tissue. It stops gum bleeding, reduces gum swelling and lowers tooth mobility. Plasmodent also quickens the healing process after placing grafts on the gum, bone or after installing dental implants, while also stimulating their integration in the body.
Immobilizing mobile teeth by using the right prosthetics. Mobile teeth lifespan can be significantly prolonged by “fastening” them to prosthetic works. It reduces mobility and distributes masticatory forces to as many teeth as possible (on as wide a surface as possible). Once the teeth stop moving, the gum regains its health and the teeth will become rigid again.
Reducing tooth mobility through endodontic treatment. By devitalizing the teeth affected by gum disease, we can reduce the level of tooth mobility.
Bone addition and guided tissue regeneration. Where possible, the lost bone can be replaced with powdered animal or human bone. The bone granules are kept in place by resorbable membranes obtained through the processing of the patient’s blood or by titanium membranes that will be removed after 3-6 months.

IMPORTANT! Even if the periodontal disease is treated, it is of the utmost importance that the obtained results be maintained over time through careful monitoring (and intervention, if needed). That is why we recommend regular visits to the dentist (every 2-4 months) for professional hygiene and any additional work that may be needed.

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