When a patient has trouble with gum and bone diseases, then a periodontal dentist is needed. They are the only ones capable and certified to provide periodontics treatments to their patients. They are dentists specialized in prevention, diagnosis, treatment for periodontal diseases. Periodontal dentists study for 3 years so they can have the skills and knowledge to assist and help patients to recover their smile.
Periodontal diseases are not a game at all. If you are having trouble with gingivitis or any other afflictions consult with your dentists as soon as possible. They start low with little symptoms and if they are left unattended they can evolve in periodontitis and cause gum loss, and ultimately tooth loss. Keep your eyes open and if you see any signs of swelling, bleeding or stains in your gums and teeth, visit your dentists for a check up!
They also have the skills to restore any harm caused by periodontal diseases, such as cosmetic surgeries. So even in the worst case scenario a specialist can rescue your smile or restore it if necessary. However, it is far less expensive to prevent and treat periodontitis if you act quick enough, as said above.
What causes periodontal disease?
One of the main causes for periodontal diseases is bad hygiene. However, it does not matter how much you brush your teeth, if you do not floss or rinse, you have very high chances to develop gingivitis. This occurs thanks to the plaque and bacteria that accumulates between teeth and gums. The only way to combat this 100% is with cleaning at a dental office. As stated above, gingivitis can evolve into periodontitis if left unattended.
Other causes may include cuts and infections inside the mouth. Because the mouth is full with micro-organisms and bacteria it is easier to get infections. If you suffer a cut in your mouth, disinfect the area and let it heal properly. Again, consult with your dentists to avoid periodontal diseases.
How does periodontics work?
Keep in mind that is very important to know that you cannot treat periodontitis at home. Many patients make the mistake to follow online suggestions for at home treatments for periodontal disease. This is false and you are only giving the periodontitis more time to ruin your mouth and teeth. As soon as you see any signs, visit your dentists or periodontal specialist to begin treatment as soon as possible.
Depending on the state of the patient’s teeth, there many periodontics treatments available. First and foremost, the dentist has to perform an evaluation to determine the damage, the cause and then the optimal treatment. That solution can include special cleaning such as scaling, root planning, among others. These procedures are not painful at all and you will be under anesthesia the whole time. Follow your dentist’s instructions to recover nice and quick.
For cosmetic surgery the dentists can suggest, dental crowns or dental implants. The decision depends on the patient’s budget but implants are permanent solutions vs the 15 years a crown can last. Either way, the patient can smile again and show a beautiful smile once again.