Periodontal Disease Treatment Longmont: All You Need to Know About

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Periodontal Disease Treatment Longmont

Periodontal Disease Treatment Longmont

Periodontal Disease affects approximately 90% of the world’s population. Periodontitis is the destruction of supportive connective tissue and bone and is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Here in Longmont, Rocky Mountain Dental Specialists offer all sorts of Periodontal Disease Treatments in order to help you achieve your perfect smile!

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal Disease is defined as inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth caused by bacterial accumulations (dental plaque) on the teeth. It causes the alveolar bone and supporting connective tissue to deteriorate. Periodontitis causes soft tissue pockets or crevices to form between the gingiva and the tooth root.

A severe case of periodontitis can result in loose teeth, pain and discomfort, difficulty chewing, and tooth loss. If left unchecked, these bacterial accumulations can cause a loss of the tooth’s collagen attachment to the alveolar (jaw) bone, resulting in tooth loosening and eventual failure if the gingival tissue becomes inflamed.

The periodontal pocket is the resulting fissure between the surface of the tooth and the epithelial layer that lies just beneath it.

What are the best ways to avoid Periodontal Disease?

To avoid gingivitis and periodontitis, it is critical to be aware of the factors that cause and increase the risk of these conditions. The most well-known risk factors for Periodontal Disease are dental plaque and tartar build-up.

Non-surgical anti-infective Periodontal Disease Treatment aims to control biofilm and other significant risk factors. Various manual or powered devices can remove dental plaque and calculus from tooth-crown and root surfaces (scaling and root planning). Periodontal pockets receive special attention for biofilm debridement. This non-surgical therapy can be combined with better oral hygiene to improve clinical periodontal attachment and reduce tissue inflammation. When used with local antibiotics, antiseptics, and systemic antibiotics, systemic and sub-antimicrobial low-dose doxycycline is more beneficial than debridement alone.

Non-surgical Periodontal Disease Treatments

  • Scaling: Scaling removes tartar and bacteria from your teeth and beneath your gums. This procedure can be carried out using instruments, lasers, or ultrasonic devices.
  • Resection of the roots: By smoothing the root surfaces, root planning reduces bacterial byproducts that cause inflammation and impede healing or reattachment of the gum to the tooth surfaces.
  • Antibiotics: Bacterial infection can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics. Topical antibiotics include antibiotic mouth rinses and antibiotic gels inserted between your teeth and gums or in pockets after deep cleaning. On the other hand, oral antibiotics may be required to eradicate bacteria.

Surgical Periodontal Disease Treatments:

  • Liposuction (pocket reduction surgery): Your periodontist can more effectively scale and plane the roots of your teeth by making small incisions in your gum tissue. Keeping these areas clean and your gums healthy once you’ve recovered will be much easier. Some bone loss from periodontitis may need to be recontoured before the gum tissue is sutured.
  • Tissue Grafts: Soft tissue grafts Gum recession is caused by gum tissue loss. Some soft tissue injuries may necessitate reinforcement. The most common method for this procedure is to remove tissue from the roof of your mouth (palate) or another donor source and attach it to the affected region. As a result, your teeth will appear whiter and more appealing, and you will be less vulnerable to further gum recession.
  • Bone Grafts: A standard procedure is bone grafting. This technique is used when periodontitis has destroyed the bone surrounding the tooth root. In some cases, your bone fragments are used in the transplant, whereas the bone is synthetic or donated in others. The bone transplant supports your tooth and keeps it from falling out. On this platform, natural bone regrowth can also occur.
  • Repair of damaged tissue under the supervision of a physician: Germ-damaged bone is now able to regenerate. Your dentist may place a biocompatible fabric between your tooth and the existing bone. The substance's goal is to allow the bone to grow again instead of unwanted tissue.
  • Cell Growth: Proteases that promote cell growth. It contains the same proteins found in tooth enamel formation, promoting the formation of healthy bone and tissue. Another option is to apply a specific gel to the infected tooth root.

Is Periodontal Disease Treatment painful?

Periodontal therapy may cause discomfort, but it is likely to be far less than expected. According to an American Academy of Periodontology survey, only about 10% of patients experienced significant discomfort or pain due to their treatment, despite more than half of patients reporting being afraid of pain before treatment. Because they are so scared of dentists, many people wait until they have symptoms before visiting one.

Periodontal treatment has become less traumatic due to anesthetics and new dental procedures and equipment. The use of drugs, pain relievers, and sedatives are increasing. Furthermore, most periodontists now use various techniques to help patients overcome their anxiety. Following therapy, most discomfort or pain can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. There is no need for general anesthesia during the procedure. Lasers are more precise when locating and removing diseased gum tissue. Laser periodontal surgery is less invasive and heals faster than previous procedures.

Advanced periodontal laser therapy and enhanced anesthetics can make gum disease treatment more bearable. We use various pain management techniques, including sedation, to keep your pain under control during treatment. In addition, as a post-procedure follow-up option, he provides pain medication to his periodontal patients. For some people, over-the-counter analgesics can relieve gum discomfort.

Signs and Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Symptoms vary according to disease stage, but in general, they include the following:

  • Brushing and flossing may result in bleeding gums.
  • Refusal to brush one's teeth
  • Tooth loss or shifting of your teeth
  • Gums that are receding
  • Irritated, sensitive, or swollen gums
  • Plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth
  • Chewing difficulties
  • Tooth extraction
  • Unpleasant aftertaste
  • A widespread inflammatory response in your body

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