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Periodontist - Periodontics

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Periodontist – Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry which includes all the care given to the supporting tissues of the teeth. Often unnoticeable and painless, periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults.

Periodontic care helps keep your teeth and smile healthy.

The main periodontal diseases observed in the mouth are gingivitis and periodontitis.

1- Periodontist – Gingivitis
Gingivitis is a disease of the gums caused mainly by toxins released by bacteria in dental plaque. These act as an irritant to the gums and can cause inflammation, redness and bleeding.

Gingivitis is reversible. You can then regain healthy gum tissue by following professional oral care advice.

2- Periodontitis
Periodontitis, for its part, is an irreversible disease, that is to say, it permanently destroys the bone support around the teeth. As with gingivitis, there may be inflammation, bleeding and redness of the gums. This can be localized around a few teeth, but can also spread widely.

Our environment and our lifestyle can play an important role in periodontal disease and its complications.

Here are other factors involved:

  • Tobacco use
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Stress
  • Deficient nutrition
  • Hormonal changes (pregnancy, puberty, menopause)
  • Medication
  • Chronic diseases (diabetes, cancer, HIV)

Periodontist - Periodontics Consequences

If periodontal diseases are not taken seriously, they can have their share of consequences:

  • Bad breath
  • Mobility of teeth
  • Loss of gums
  • Aesthetic defects of the gums

In addition, periodontal disease makes it easier for bacteria to enter other parts of our body. As a result, it has been shown that these can be the cause of certain other health problems, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease / stroke
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Lung diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Premature deliveries
  • Cancers
  • Erectile dysfunctions

In the case of the cardiovascular diseases mentioned above, the bacteria involved in periodontal disease cause systemic inflammation when they enter the body’s bloodstream, resulting in a higher risk of stroke.

Periodontics - Prevention

In order to prevent the harmful consequences associated with periodontal disease, certain actions can be taken to keep you in good health.

Brushing your teeth after each meal and flossing your teeth daily helps prevent the build-up of dental plaque and thus decrease the number of bacteria that are harmful to your health. In addition, a regular visit to your dentist allows you to monitor the state of your oral health and to be able to quickly diagnose periodontal diseases before they progress.

Diet is also a significant factor in gum health. It is therefore advisable to eat a balanced diet and limit alcohol consumption.

Periodontics Treatments

Treatments for periodontal disease can vary from patient to patient. Their success depends on the severity of the disease and how well it is controlled after treatment. Several phases are often necessary in order to effectively treat the disease.

A complete periodontal examination (examination of the gums) should be performed in order to be able to target the areas to be treated. Following this examination, the specialist can then make a diagnosis and establish a short, medium and long term prognosis.

Initial phase

The initial phase consists of scaling and root planing of the affected teeth. Root planing is a non-surgical treatment that removes the build-up of dental plaque and tartar from under the gums. In addition, it causes a disorganization of the bacterial flora contained between the gum and the tooth.

This treatment is performed under local anesthesia in order to ensure your comfort and quality work from the healthcare professional. Following the treatment, the gums will become healthier again and will be able to re-attach themselves better at the level of the roots.

Réévaluation

The reassessment is carried out 6 to 8 weeks after the initial phase. The goal is to determine if the response of the gum to the treatment is good. Other treatments may be considered if the desired results are not achieved.

In cases of more severe periodontal disease, surgical-type treatments may be required.

Surgical Treatments

In cases of more severe periodontal disease or when persistent periodontal disease is observed after the initial phase, it may be necessary to proceed to surgical-type treatments. These help to improve the long term stability of diseased gums.

Periodontal surgery, however, remains a minor intervention. It consists of loosening the gum around the teeth in order to have better access to tartar deposits that could not be removed during the initial phase.

Regardless of the severity of periodontal disease, it is essential to have good dental plaque control, which, remember, is the main cause of periodontal disease.

Are you concerned about the health of your gums? Contact Mon Smile for a consultation with an dental health specialist!

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