Periodontal Treatment Officer
Periodontal disease is a persistent form of gum infection that causes severe damage to the foundations that support your teeth. If you are noticing any discomfort in your gums and teeth, it's important to seek professional help immediately so that these symptoms don't progress to a loose tooth or severe abscess. Officer Smiles offers an extensive periodontal treatment which is designed to take care of gum disease, replacement of teeth as well as aesthetic restoration after gum disease has been stabilised.
From cleaning the plaque build-up on your teeth, to diagnosing and treating underlying issues before they become more severe, our experienced team at Officer Smiles will work with you step by step to ensure that you get the best possible treatment for your mouth.
With Officer Smiles' periodontal treatment, you can rest assured that not only will your smile get a much-needed boost but also have the peace of mind knowing that your long-term oral health is intact.
What is Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a progressive, serious infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It occurs when bacteria on the surface of your teeth cause inflammation of the gums, which subsequently leads to the loss of bone that supports the gums. The bacteria that normally reside in your mouth form a sticky film called plaque, which if left unchecked will accumulate on the teeth and eventually cause periodontal disease.
If left untreated, periodontitis can eventually lead to loosening of the tooth from its socket, resulting in tooth extraction and other dental complications. Treatments, including scaling (cleaning of the teeth) and root planning (smoothing of root surfaces), are available to help combat this infection and maintain your oral health. proper oral hygiene habits along with regular professional dental cleaning are key for preventing periodontal disease.
What Are the Symptoms of Periodontitis?
Periodontitis is a serious condition characterized by infection and inflammation of the tissues that surround and support the teeth.
Symptoms of periodontitis may range from mild to severe and include inflammation of the gums, often accompanied by bad breath, redness of the soft tissue around the teeth, pain while chewing and/or sensitivity to hot and cold in the mouth, receding gums (which can cause tooth roots to become exposed), and in some cases, even tooth loss.
Paying close attention to possible early warning signs is key for detecting periodontitis, as failure to treat this condition could eventually lead to more extensive dental issues. Taking steps to practice preventive oral hygiene habits such as brushing at least twice per day with fluoride toothpaste (and flossing once daily) is essential for reducing risks related to periodontal illness.
Periodontitis Prevention and Treatment
The importance of periodontitis prevention and treatment cannot be understated. As a chronic inflammatory disease of the gingival tissues that affect supporting structures of teeth, periodontitis can lead to severe tooth loss if not treated properly.
Taking basic preventative measures such as brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and making annual visits to a dentist for cleanings and exams help ensure good oral hygiene by limiting the build-up of plaque and calculus. scaling, and root planing may be necessary to remove any existing tartar deposits from teeth surfaces and under the gum line.
Gingivitis Vs. Periodontitis: The Stages of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a very common medical condition and can be broadly divided into two major stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis occurs when bacteria accumulate around the gum line, leading to inflammation, irritation and bleeding of the gums.
If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into periodontitis which is a more serious form of gum disease due to excessive build-up of plaque underneath the gum line. This can cause the gums to separate from teeth, it can cause the loss of bone structure that support the gums and teeth, potentially leading to tooth loss due to mobility or abscesses. It is important to take protective measures such as good brushing habits, flossing regularly, using antibacterial mouthwash and visiting the dentist regularly for scaling in order to combat or prevent these forms of gum disease.
Booking a check-up with Officer Smiles is an investment in your oral health. Nobody likes to think about periodontitis but investing in preventative periodontitis treatment now can save you from financial costs from needing treatment and biological costs of losing otherwise healthy teeth.
Officer Smiles dentists are thorough when examining patients, it allows us to detect periodontal issues earlier, so you can avoid costly periodontitis treatment down the road. So don't let your periodontal health get out of control - get started today on the path towards a healthier smile.
Do your gums feel swollen or bleed when you brush them?
You may have missed these early signs of gum disease especially if you have gotten used to the way they feel or look. Bad breath, receding gums and wobbly teeth are other indications of advanced gum disease.
Gum disease is also known as periodontal disease or periodontitis. It is a silent and insidious infection of the gums and underlying bone of the jaw. Our mouth is full of bacteria, but some are nastier than others. Those that cause gum disease tend to be the ones that dislike oxygen. These bad bacteria often hide under a buildup of calcium that is under the gums.
If our teeth were houses, our gums and bones are the foundations.
Having strong gum health is the best defence against bacteria that attack these foundations. With strong foundations, you will be able to