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PERIODONTICS

PERIODONTICS

PERIODONTICS

1. What is periodontology?

Periodontology is the branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases, periodontics conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth. These structures include the gums, alveolar bone (the part of the jaw where the root of the tooth is inserted), the periodontal ligament (the connective tissue that holds the tooth in place), and the cementum (the surface layer of the root). The term “Periodontics” comes from the Greek words “peri,” meaning around, and “odont,” meaning tooth.

The periodontal disease mainly focuses on inflammation and diseases of these structures, collectively known as periodontal or periodontics. Periodontal disease is usually caused by bacteria in dental plaque that cause a persistent, sticky, colorless film to form on the teeth. If not removed with regular brushing and flossing, these bacteria can cause gums to become inflamed and infected. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss.

A periodontist is a dentist who has undergone many years of training after graduating from dental school, specializing in preventing, diagnosing, and treating periodontal disease. They are also experts in treating stomatitis and dental implant placement, maintenance, and repair.

Periodontists are highly skilled at detecting and treating gum disease in its earliest stages. They can offer a variety of treatments, including scaling and scaling and root planing (in which the infected root surface is cleaned) or root surface resection (in which damaged tissue is removed). cancel). They can also treat serious gum problems with various other surgical procedures.

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In addition, periodontists are specially trained in installing, maintaining, and repairing dental implants. Dental implants are artificial roots that provide a permanent base for fixed replacement teeth and are an effective solution for people with missing teeth or chronic dental problems.

It is important to note that periodontal health must be achieved in the least invasive and cost-effective manner. Finally, periodontists are also experts in counseling and treatment to help people maintain healthy gums, including professional cleaning techniques and guidance on effective home care strategies.

In summary, periodontology is an essential area of dentistry that focuses on the health and integrity of the structures that support our teeth. Regular visits to the dentist, along with practicing good oral hygiene at home, can help prevent periodontal disease. However, if such problems occur, a periodontist has the expertise to provide effective treatment.

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2. What are the most common questions from customers?

In our dental practice, Sakura receives various questions from clients regarding periodontal problems. Here are some of our most commonly asked questions and detailed answers.

2.1. What is periodontics?

Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and the bones that support the teeth. It begins with bacterial growth in your mouth and can end – if not appropriately treated – with tooth loss due to the destruction of the tissue surrounding your teeth.

2.2. What causes periodontal disease?

The main cause of periodontal disease is plaque, a sticky bacterial film that continuously forms on our teeth. However, other factors can contribute to periodontal disease, such as smoking, poor oral hygiene, hormonal changes, genetic predisposition, stress, poor nutrition, and the use of some drugs.

2.3. What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

Some common symptoms of periodontics include red, swollen, or tender gums, bleeding when brushing or flossing, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose or displaced teeth, and changing how teeth fit together when you bite.

2.4. Can periodontal disease be cured?

Periodontics can be reversed with appropriate treatment if detected at an early stage. However, if the condition has progressed to a more advanced stage, specialist treatment or surgical procedures may be needed to prevent further damage and restore gum health.

2.5. How is periodontal disease treated?

Treatment for periodontics disease varies depending on the severity of the condition. Nonsurgical treatments may include scaling, root planning (deep cleaning), and medicated mouthwashes. More advanced cases may require surgical treatments such as bone grafts or tissue reconstruction.

2.6. Can periodontal disease lead to other health problems?

Yes, research has shown that dental disease periodontics has been linked to other chronic inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Therefore, managing periodontal disease can help improve your overall health.

2.7. How often should I visit the periodontist?

If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal disease, you may need to see your periodontist more often than you would with a routine dental exam. Your periodontist will be able to recommend a suitable schedule based on your individual needs and the severity of your condition.

Remember, early detection and treatment are crucial to stopping the progression of periodontal disease. If you are experiencing these symptoms or have concerns about your oral health, do not hesitate to contact your healthcare professional.

2.8. How can I prevent periodontal disease?

The best way to prevent periodontics disease is good oral hygiene. This includes brushing your teeth at least twice daily, flossing daily, and having regular dental exams. Lifestyle factors such as maintaining a balanced diet, not smoking, and managing stress can also help reduce your risk of developing periodontal disease.

2.9. Can periodontal disease recur?

Yes, periodontitis can recur if you do not maintain good oral hygiene habits after treatment. That’s why regular follow-up visits are so important. During these visits, your dentist will clean your teeth, assess the health of your gums, and make sure your oral hygiene measures are working.

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