Dental Problems

How to Cure Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is one of the dangerous mouth diseases which can lead to cardiovascular diseases and increase the risk of type 2 diabetes. It is very important to treat this disease as soon as possible. There are some non surgical and surgical procedure available for treating this disease. This article discusses about how to cure periodontal disease.

How to Cure Periodontal Disease

There are some basic home cares to be practiced before any treatment. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste will prevent formation of plaque. Flossing can be done to remove the areas where the toothbrush cannot reach. Antimicrobial mouth wash which contain chlorhexidine should be used as a mouth wash.

In the early stages of periodontal disease try to use a non-invasive therapy like scaling, this can be used to remove tartar. Scaling can deal only with early stages of tartar of receding depth up to 5 millimeter. Ultra sonic equipment and dental instruments are used for scraping the tartar, and cleaning the affected gum pockets.

The more advanced methods used are

Root planning

is adjunct to scaling, used to further clean the affected gums. Once the plaques and tartar are scraped off a thorough cleaning (root planning) will be done in the scrapped area. By this the rough area formed due to scraping will be smoothened and it will promote reattachments of the affected gums.

Flap Surgery

is a surgical procedure, recommended for those who did not get any good results from non-surgical procedures. If the damage is severe, changing of bones contour can be done to correct them.

Soft Tissue Grafting

is another type of procedure done when your gums are in worse condition and when your teeth look longer than normal. This procedure will stop further recession of your gum lines.

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