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Periodontology Gum Care and Treatment

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Periodontology gum care and treatment is the field of dentistry that deals with the protection and treatment of the gums, alveolar bone and other structures that support the teeth. Damage to the structures supporting the teeth, infection, etc. lead to serious problems that can lead to tooth loss. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment is very important.

Periodontology gum care and treatment is an important part of oral and dental health. Periodontology applications include not only healing but also protection of health. Many studies are carried out on this subject. These may include regular teeth cleaning and check-ups, as well as specialized care and treatment for patients who are susceptible to gum disease.

What is Periodontology?

Periodontology covers specialized dental practices to repair the supporting structures of the teeth and maintain their current health. The ways to protect and maintain healthy gums and tooth-supporting structures are advancing through studies in this field. People with high gum sensitivity, people with different problems that may be risk factors in this area should not neglect their perodontic controls.

This includes gum grafting, bone grafting, gum resection, gum enlargement and gum surgery. Periodontologists can also work on procedures such as dental implants, which are inserted into the gums and jawbone.

Periodontology is also linked to general health. For example, periodontal disease can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, dementia, rheumatoid arthritis and birth complications. In addition, some other diseases can also lead to periodontic problems. For this reason, periodontologists often take into account patients’ medical history and incorporate general health-related factors into their treatment plan.

Successful management of periodontic problems often involves lifestyle factors, including the patient’s diet, smoking and general health. All periodontal treatments depend on regular oral hygiene and visits to the dentist to prevent recurrence of gum disease and maintain overall oral health.

Periodontology Gum Care and Treatment

How is Periodontology Gum Care and Treatment Performed?

Periodontal treatment may consist of several stages depending on the patient’s condition.

Evaluation and Diagnosis: The dentist will evaluate the patient’s mouth and teeth, take measurements of the gums and periodontal pocket depth (the area where the tooth sits on the gum and shows signs of gum disease). Radiographic evaluation (x-rays) will also be performed to determine the degree of alveolar bone loss.

Root Surface Smoothing and Scaling: This is usually the first treatment step in patients with periodontal disease. It means removing plaque and tartar (hardened plaque) below and above the gum line. It also involves smoothing the root surfaces of the tooth, which makes it harder for the bacteria that cause gum disease to build up again.

Surgical treatment: These include pocket reduction procedures to clean up bacterial infection below the gum line to reduce or close the pocket, bone grafts to correct uneven areas in the jawbone, bone regeneration to rebuild the jawbone, and soft tissue grafts to treat gum recession.

Maintenance Treatments: After any type of periodontal treatment, maintenance treatments are very important. This includes professional teeth cleaning at 3-4 monthly intervals and patients’ attention to oral hygiene.