By "periodontal tissues" we refer to the gums, the connective tissue and the supporting bone around the teeth.
At our clinic we emphasize the holistic / overall treatment of the dental patient.
The detailed clinical examination of the patient on the first visit also includes evaluation of the periodontal tissues for the possible diagnosis of gingivitis or periodontal disease (periodontitis).
Treatment of Gingivitis
Gingivitis is a inflammation of the gums due to poor oral hygiene and other local factors (such as malignant obstructions, prosthetic restorations that injure the gums, etc.) or general factors (such as hormonal factors, diabetes mellitus, pregnancy, genetic syndromes, etc.).
So if you have any of the following:
- red gums, bleeding when brushing,
- gums that bulge,
- gums that have subsided and reveal part of the tooth root,
- gums swollen,
then you should contact your dentist, who will assess the gravity of the condition and propose the appropriate treatment solution. The treatment of gingivitis includes:
- the removal of ulcerous deposits from the teeth (cleansing),
- the correct adherence to your oral hygiene guidelines (brushing after main meals, using dental floss etc)
- deep sub-vulcanic cleaning with local anesthesia,
- replacement of malicious restorations (seals, cases, bridges) where this is deemed necessary
No sensory intervention can be performed if gingivitis is diagnosed and not treated.
Treatment of Periodontitis
Periodontal disease or periodontitis is a heavier manifestation of gingivitis. If gingivitis is not cured, it changes to periodontitis. While gingivitis only inflamed the gums, the periodontitis is also affected by the supporting bone.
So if you have any of the following:
- teeth that have suddenly begun to move
- gums that have receded so that the teeth appear too large
- gaps between the teeth where they did not exist
- unpleasant breathing
- gums that bulge
then you should undergo a specific treatment to stop bone destruction around your teeth, reduce lesions and control the disease. The final diagnosis will be made by radiological testing and the severity of the disease will be assessed. The appearance of periodontal pockets and the loss of adhesion around the teeth are taken together with the radiographic image to determine the loss of support bone and the measurements around each tooth are recorded separately.
The conservative phase of the treatment includes surface cleaning of the teeth, correction or replacement of old obstructions, bridges, etc., as well as deep cleansing of the roots of each tooth separately (radical abrasions performed by local anesthesia). The dilation of the teeth with mobility follows periodontal treatment and the elimination of convergence trauma.
The surgical phase occurs when conservative treatment does not produce satisfactory results. The purpose of periodontitis treatment is to eliminate the periodontal pockets so that the dentist can deliver to the patient root surfaces clean of pathogenic microbes that the patient can properly approach with the proposed oral hygiene agents and effectively clean them. Thus, if it is not possible to completely remove the pockets around the teeth by conservative methods, surgery is performed to make the problematic areas easily accessible to ordinary oral hygiene (brush, dental floss, interdental brushes).
Specialized methods of tissue regeneration and damage elimination are performed with absolute safety and based on documentation and therapeutic protocols.
Our main concern is the absence of pain during or after treatment.
No aesthetic intervention can be performed if periodontitis is diagnosed and not preceded by treatment.