Treating and preventing periodontal disease

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Preventing periodontal disease includes:

  • Regular and proper keeping of oral hygiene
  • Removing dental tartar
  • Polishing your teeth two or three times a year

Treating periodontal disease consists of the procedures meant to stop its onset. These procedures create the perfect condition for keeping proper oral hygiene.

So, the basic factor in preventing and treating periodontal disease is the patient’s cooperation

Removing dental tartar

Removing tartar is actually a procedure of removing hard and soft sediment from the tooth surface. The main aim of this procedure is to prevent the appearance of periodontal disease and to therapeutically stop or slow down its onset.
Removing dental tartar should be done every 4 to 6 months, or more often in some cases. If done regularly, removing dental tartar is a completely painless procedure.

Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty

Recurring inflammations can lead to the swelling in gingiva, which can be controlled with adequate hygiene and by removing dental tartar regularly. Nevertheless, if the inflammations are very common or last for a long time, this can lead to hypertrophy, ie. a permanent increase in gingiva. The so-called gingival pockets are created in which leftover food and bone-rotting bacteria can get accumulated.
Gingivectomy and gingivoplasty are there to help us remove the excess gingiva and reshape it to reduce the gingival pockets and enable proper hygiene.

Periodontal pocket curettage

Curettage of periodontal pockets processing is a periodontal intervention with which we can remove diseased and necrotic gingiva and cement from periodontal pockets. In this way we can create the perfect conditions for reducing the periodontal pocket and slowing down the onset of periodontal disease. The intervention is performed under local anesthesia and it’s completely painless.

Flap surgery

Flap surgery is another name for periodontal pocket curettage. It is done in situations when it’s necessary to perform a periodontal pocket curettage under the direct control of the naked eye. The goal of the flap surgery is to remove harmful pathological tissue, restore the tooth’s supportive apparatus and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. It is often combined with bone grafting.