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Periodontal Disease: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment?

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How is the treatment done?

Periodontitis is associated with gum problems and it is a very common condition. In this condition you might suffer from gum inflammation, soft gums and gum bleeding too. These signs might also lead you to lose teeth if it is left unrecognized or untreated. This is why it is always advised to take care of your gums. This type of gum disease is caused due to the sticky colorless plaque that is formed on the covering of your teeth. These plaques which are accumulated form a disease called “tartar” as well. There are many diseases associated with this condition. In this condition the gums pull away from your teeth and the plaque grows below the gum line. These bacteria cause gum infections and start to break down the connective tissues in your gums which hold your teeth in one place. Gradually if the condition worsens then the gum becomes too lose and the teeth may have to be removed. The infected tooth also spreads infection to its surroundings and may infect the other teeth as well. The other common symptoms of this condition are that your bad breath would not go away easily and you might also see red and swollen gums. The gums might bleed when brushing and the teeth start to become loose. You might also face sensitivity in your infected tooth.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

The main goal of the treatment procedure of this condition is to remove the infection that has spread all over your gums. The doctor would suggest some basic measures such as change in certain behavioral habits like quit smoking and to keep good care at home too. One of the most common forms of treatment procedure for this condition is the deep cleansing, scaling and root planning. This procedure helps to get rid of the rough spots that you have and scraping of the tartar from different parts of the gum. This procedure helps to get rid of the bacteria present in your gums. In some cases a laser procedure might be used to remove the tartar from your gums. This procedure helps to prevent bleeding gums, swelling and other problems that you might face. There are certain surgical treatments which ensure better cleaning of the gums. The surgery involves lifting the gums and thus removing the tartar. After the surgery the gums are then stunted back to its original place and this also helps the gum to fit tightly around the teeth. Tissue grafts are also sometimes used to improve connective tissue regeneration which reduces the softness of the gums.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you are facing with gum problems such as bleeding gums, loosened teeth and sensitive teeth you should call your doctor right away. If you see your gums are swollen and they are also bleeding while you brush then you might be affected with Periodontitis.

Are there any side effects?

Various gum problems have similar symptoms so you need to take tests and consult your medical expert to seek help. The symptoms of this condition are similar to that of gingintivitis. Therefore if you have some other gum problem then you are not eligible for the treatment for periodontitis.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

The side effects of this condition are certain hormonal changes in girls/women which make the gums more sensitive and making it easier to cause plaque and tartar. If you are also a diabetic patient, then chances are that you are more prone to being infected by periodontitis therefore you should take proper care of your gum and teeth. There might be some side effects to the medications that you are provided with as sometimes it might lead to overgrowth of gum tissue which make it difficult for the gums and teeth clean.

How long does it take to recover?

The post treatment guidelines are as important as the treatment procedure itself. The post treatment guidelines are that you quit smoking and brush after every meal for a month in order to keep your gums and teeth tartar and plaque free. You are to use medicinal toothpaste that contain antibiotic gels to kill the bacteria present in your teeth and gums. If you have a surgery then apply the medications which go hand in hand with scaling and root planning as advised by your medical expert.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The recovery time is usually very low. If you follow the medications and take proper care of your teeth and gums you should be fit in a week or so.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The surgery costs around Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 8,000 and the medications range from Rs. 500 to Rs. 1,500.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

The results of the treatment procedure are only permanent if you take proper care of your gum and teeth 24*7. If you fail to keep up your gums and teeth clean then the symptoms of this condition would arise again.

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Rs. 500 to Rs. 8,000

Popular Health Tips

How would you know if you had periodontal diseases?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
How would you know if you had periodontal diseases?

Unlike tooth decay, which often causes discomfort, it is possible to have periodontal diseases without noticeable symptoms. That is why regular dental checkups and periodontal examinations are very important. Several warning signs can signal a problem. While periodontal disease may begin slowly for some patients. Others may develop a rapidly slowly for some patients, others may develop a rapidly progressive form of the disease. If you notice any of the following:

1. Gums that bleed easily

2. Red, swollen, or tender gums.

3. Gums that have pulled away from your teeth.

4. Persistent bad breath.

5. Pus between the teeth and gums.

6. Looser or separating teeth.

7. A change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite.

8. A change in the fit of partial dentures.

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All About Periodontal Disease

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Secunderabad
All About Periodontal Disease

Many adults suffer from Periodontal disease, which may result in slight swelling of the gums or something more severe as grave damage to the bone and tissue, which holds on to the teeth. After the onset of Periodontal disease, dental care is essential as it will determine the progress of the condition. 

What are some of the causes of Periodontal disease?
1. Smoking is one of the main causes of gum diseases. Moreover, it also reduces chances of effective treatment.
2. Hormonal changes in women make the gums increasingly sensitive; as a result they become more susceptible to the onset of gingivitis.
3. Diabetic patients are more likely to develop infection of the gums.
4. The ongoing treatment for serious medical conditions like AIDs and cancer can also cause Periodontal Disease.
5. Genetics also plays an essential role in the onset of gums diseases. 

What are the symptoms of Periodontal disease?
1. Persistent foul breath 
2. Red inflamed gums 
3. Tender gums with some amount of bleeding 
4. A sensation of pain while chewing food 
5. Loose teeth
6. Teeth sensitivity 

In case these symptoms are experienced, a dentist should be immediately consulted.

How is Periodontal disease treated?
1. The most effective way of treating Periodontal disease, is by controlling the progression of the condition. The type of treatment generally depends on the extent of the disease. 
2. Generally the doctor begins treatment by cleaning out the plaque, through a process called scaling and root planing. Scaling gets rid of the tartar from the gums and root planing removes rough spots from the root of the tooth, where bacteria generally accumulate and breed. Sometimes, a laser is also used for the same. 
3. After the cleaning is done, certain medicines are recommended and the doctor recommends strict oral care. 
4. If the diseases continue to worsen, a surgical treatment may be recommended. 
5. Some surgical treatments include flap surgery and bone and tissue grafts.

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Periodontal Diseases

Bachelor of Dental Surgery
Dentist, Allahabad
Periodontal Diseases
  • Periodontal diseases started with deposition of stain, calculous and bad oral hygiene. Leading to gingival pocket formation, swollen gums, bleeding bums, bad breath, dental caries, pyorrhea, etc. When these problems remains untreated for long time; severity oof the problem increases and develops mobile (loose) teeth, deep carious teeth, severe pain condition.
  • Advice:- maintain your oral hygiene, brush your teeth twice daily. Consult to dentist at every 6 month or one year time interval for regular dental check up. Don't ignore you minor oral or dental problems. Minor problems develops in major problems with increase in time. Be aware for your oral cavity and teeth.
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What causes Periodontal Diseases?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
What causes Periodontal Diseases?

The mouth is filled with countless bacteria. Periodontal disease begins when certain bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colorless film that constantly forms on the teeth and the surfaces lining the mouth) produce toxins and enzymes that irritate the gums and cause inflammation. The resulting inflammation, which may be painless, can damage the attachment of the gums and bone to the tooth.

Good oral hygiene-brushing twice a day and flossing or using another interdental cleaner once a day-helps reduce the plaque film. Plaque that is not removed regularly can harden into rough porous deposits called calculus, or tartar. Tartar is not the main cause of periodontal diseases, but the pores in tartar hold bacteria and toxins, which are impossible to remove even with regular brushing. Once the hardened tartar forms, it can only be removed when teeth are cleaned professionally at the dental office.

5 Tips To Prevent Periodontal Diseases!

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Dehradun
5 Tips To Prevent Periodontal Diseases!
  1. A good oral hygiene routine practiced for a few minutes twice a day can help reduce your risk of developing periodontal diseases and tooth decay. When choosing dental care products, look for those that display the American Dental Association's seal of Acceptance. The seal of Acceptance is your assurance the product meets the ADA's criteria for safety and effectiveness for its intended use.
  2. Brush your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste with thorough brushing, you can remove plaque from the inner, outer and chewing surfaces of each tooth. Your dentist or dental hygienist can show you a proper brushing technique.
  3. Clean between teeth once a day with dental floss or another interdental cleaner to remove plaque and debris from areas your toothbrush can't reach.
  4. If you need extra help controlling gingivitis and plaque that forms above the gum line, your dentist may recommend using an ADA-acceptance antimicrobial mouthrinse or other oral hygiene aids as an effective addition to your daily oral hygiene routine.
  5. Eat a balanced diet for good general health and limit snacks.

Visit your dentist regularly. Professional cleanings are the only way to remove tartar, which traps bacteria along the gum line.

Popular Questions & Answers

Best mouth wash for periodontal disease gum disease. please suggest good for gum.

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Only mouth wash can't help consult a periodontist u may require gingival curettage or gum surgery than use apart from other measures a mouth wash

I am a 20 year old male. I am going through dental sensitivity, PERIODONTAL bone disease was found in X ray.

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
Most probably it may be due to deposits on teeth. I would advice you to go for regular cleaning of teeth as periodontal bone loss is easy and cheap to prevent as compared to curative treatment. You are young and need to take care of your teeth for them to serve you longer.
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Mouth gum problem. Like Periodontal Disease so give me a treatment. This problem with pain and swelling.

BDS, MDS - Periodontics
Dentist, Kochi
You need to visit a periodontist nearby .start with scaling and root planing .gingival curettage if necessary. Any amount of treatment you do but if maintenance at home is poor then the expected results cannot be achieved.
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Have advanced periodontal symptoms, can you please suggest possible treatment and cost in Bangalore.

BDS
Dentist, Delhi
Hello Lybrate user, in periodontal diseases, first scaling n polishing should be done. You are supposed to use mouthwash twice daily. Use interdental brushes n dental floss to clean the interdental areas. Use ultra soft bristles toothbrush to clean your teeth. Use gum paint also to strengthen your gums.
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I think I have periodontal disease or gingivitis, there is an inflammation of gums and teeth, ignored it often when also bleeding after brushing, is surgical method required to cure this disease, I had been suffering from last 8 years, what should I do?

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentist, Chennai
Kindly consult a dentist in person for further suggestion. We need more investigations to decide upon treatment. You may need deep cleaning along with surgical, gum strengthening procedure. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with a mouth wash after every meals. Use pepsodent tooth paste & gum paint for 2 to 3 weeks. Advance procedures can be done with laser. You may consult me in person. Dental tips: - visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and a thorough dental check-up. Limit sugary food to avoid tooth decay. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Scrub gently to clean your tongue with a tongue cleaner. Floss all your teeth inter dentally & brush twice daily, morning & night, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months.
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Table of Content

What is the treatment?
How is the treatment done?
Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)
Who is not eligible for the treatment?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-treatment guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
What is the price of the treatment in India?
Are the results of the treatment permanent?
What are the alternatives to the treatment?
Having issues? Consult a doctor for medical advice