Your dentist, after reviewing your symptoms and medical history, will examine your teeth and gums for plaque and tartar buildup and ease of bleeding. They may take x-rays of your teeth to check your degree of bone damage. The treatment to follow will depend on your case, but if the periodontitis is not serious, it consists of less invasive procedures, such as:
- Cleaning and scraping: tartar and bacteria are removed from the teeth and gums using dental instruments, laser, or ultrasound.
- Root technique: it consists of removing protuberances and depressions from the dental surface to prevent plaque and tartar from accumulating.
- Antibiotics: systemic orally and through mouthwashes.
The goal of treatment is to deep clean the gums and prevent damage to the bone that supports the teeth. When the injuries are too serious, the indicated option is surgery through bone and soft tissue grafts to prevent the loss of teeth.
In addition to treatment, you can take the following steps to speed up the healing process and reduce the risk of developing periodontitis, such as:
- Brushing your teeth after every meal.
- Flossing daily.
- Seeing your dentist regularly.
- Quit smoking.
ABC Medical Center invites you to take care of your dental health with our professional team of highly qualified and ethical dentists supported by cutting-edge technology, which guarantees high quality and safe service in our comfortable and functional facilities with all the state-of-the-art dental advances, achieving rapid attention with a high degree of precision and efficiency.