Periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases in India, affecting nearly 75 – 80 percentage of population. There are two types of periodontal disease –gingivitis and periodontitis. Each refers to an accumulation of bacteria along the gum line through one is more severe than the other
Gingivitis-the least invasive form of periodontal disease; features minimal symptoms, such as reddening, swelling and easy bleeding along the gumline
Periodontitis-the most serious form of periodontal disease;causes the gums to recede and pull away from the teeth
Should seek treatment for a periodontal disease?
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms of periodontal disease ,seek treatment as soon as possible. Found in its earliest stages, periodontal disease is more easily treated. left untreated, periodontal disease is likely to progress, reguiring more invasive treatments and potentially causing total tooth loss.
What should I expect during periodontal treatment?
Your treatment experience will vary according to the stage of your disease. If gingivitis is the problem, you will need a thorough professional cleaning and a topical antibiotic. On the other hand a diagnosis of periodontitis may require surgery, as well as bone or tissue grafting. Talk with your periodontist at Dr Dentiste for the treatment options best for you.
Will I need to follow any special instructions following periodontal disease treatment?
Yes your post treatment care guidelines will vary according to the type of treatment you have may include an at home antibiotic and special instructions for keeping the treatment site clean in the days following your procedure. You will be advised to maintain your treatment results by attending periodic dental cleanings and exams in the future perhaps more frequently than the standard twice early recommendation. You will also be encouraged to begin flossing and using a mouth rinse daily once you have recovered from your periodontal treatment.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF GUM DISEASE
Inflamed and irritated gums that bleed easily during brushing.
A bad taste in your mouth or persistent bad breath
Teeth which have become loose or are in moving position
Experiencing pain and discomfort during meal times