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Periodontal Diseases

Dr. A. K. Verma 90% (807 ratings)
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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All About Periodontal Disease

MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
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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How would you know if you had periodontal diseases?

Dr. Anuruti Uniyal 91% (301 ratings)
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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What causes Periodontal Diseases?

Dr. Anuruti Uniyal 91% (301 ratings)
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.

Periodontal Disease - How To Manage It?

Dr. Pogaku Rajkumar 92% (72 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Hyderabad
Periodontal Disease - How To Manage It?

The gums are also called the periodontium - perio for around and dontium for tooth as the gums are literally present "around the tooth."  There is a softer mucosal portion that runs along the tooth in a curved manner and a stronger fibrous portion that connects the tooth to the jaw bone.  Together, they provide the structural support for the tooth to be held in place. In addition they also have an esthetic value with the healthy pink color.

The mouth has the largest number of bacteria in the body, which act on the food debris that is present on the tooth and the gums. This causes infection in both the gums and the tooth. 

Types: Periodontal disease can be localized or general.

  • Localized disease happens when a tooth is not accessible for thorough cleaning.  The inside surface of lower incisors and outer surfaces of the upper last molars are common areas of localized periodontal disease. 
  • Generalized periodontal disease can be due to conditions like pregnancy, puberty, diabetes where gums around all the teeth are affected.

Symptoms: In both the cases, the following symptoms ensue: 

  • Red gums:  The gums are of a healthy pink color and if they turn darker hue of pink
  • Swollen and/or painful gums
  • Spontaneous bleeding: This may be localized or generalized 
  • Chronic bad breath: Due to food accumulation in the infected gums
  • If it continues to form an abscess, pressure on the gums can produce pus
  • Bad taste in the mouth (arising from pus in the gums)
  • Gingival recession, producing an effect of having longer tooth 
  • Dentin is exposed leading sensitivity to hot or cold foods
  • Loosening of the tooth
  • Painful chewing, as it puts pressure on the inflamed periodontium
  • Dentist will identify what are called pockets, which is an indication of severity - the deeper the pockets, the severe the disease.

Management and Prevention: Gum disease is very easy to identify and can be completely cured.

  • Regular brushing and flossing can help maintain regular oral hygiene 
  • With each brushing session, plain finger massage of the gums improves blood circulation and their overall health
  • Regular use of mouth rinse is a good way to improve gum health
  • Regular visits to the dentist can help keep a check on the health of the teeth and the gums - early identification of disease and early treatment
  • Once it has set in, deep scaling followed by root planing may be required to thoroughly clear out the infection
  • More surgical options like gingival grafts, flap surgery, bone grafting in case of severe bone loss may be required. 
  • Management of conditions like diabetes

The best way to avoid periodontal disease is to know its symptoms, follow oral hygiene practices, and visit a dentist regularly.

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5 Tips To Prevent Periodontal Diseases!

Dr. Anuruti Uniyal 91% (301 ratings)
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.

What Is Periodontal (pyria ) Disease?

Dr. Hetal Chheda 85% (10 ratings)
BDS, Certificate of Speciality Training In Restorative Dentistry & Endodontics, Advanced Certificate Course In Aesthetic Dentistry
Dentist, Mumbai
What Is Periodontal (pyria ) Disease?

Swollen and bleeding gums are the early sign that your gums are infected with bacteria 

Peri means" around" and Dontal means" teeth".Periodontal diseases are infection of the structures around the teeth.They include gums, root, bone and the supporting structures.If nothing is done it can destroy the supporting structure and jaw bone and eventually your teeth become so loose that it has to be removed.

A regular interval of visits to dentist and maintainance of proper hygiene and nutrition is a must to prevent gum diseases 
 

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6 Signs You Might be Suffering From Periodontal Disease

Dr. Divya Swarup 92% (73 ratings)
MDS - Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopaedics, BDS (Implantologist)
Dentist, Noida
6 Signs You Might be Suffering From 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.
  6. Scaling should be done every 6months.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Conventional Periodontal Therapy

Dr. Neha Joshi Raina 87% (68 ratings)
Dentist, Dehradun
Conventional Periodontal Therapy

Scaling and root planning, also known as conventional periodontal therapy, non-surgical periodontal therapy, or deep cleaning, is a procedure involving removal of dental plaque and calculus (scaling or debridement) and then smoothing, or planing, of the (exposed) surfaces of the roots, removing cementum or dentine that is impregnated with calculus, toxins, or microorganisms, the etiologic agents that cause inflammation. This helps to establish a periodontium that is in remission of periodontal disease. Periodontal scalers and periodontal curettes are some of the tools involved.

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7 Ways You Can Prevent and Manage Periodontal Disease!

Dr. Premendra Goyal 90% (821 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
7 Ways You Can Prevent and Manage Periodontal Disease!

The gums are also called the periodontium - perio for around and dontium for tooth as the gums are literally present "around the tooth." There is a softer mucosal portion that runs along the tooth in a curved manner and a stronger fibrous portion that connects the tooth to the jaw bone. Together, they provide the structural support for the tooth to be held in place. In addition, they also have an esthetic value with the healthy pink color. The mouth has the largest number of bacteria in the body, which act on the food debris that is present on the tooth and the gums. This causes infection in both the gums and the tooth. 

Types: Periodontal disease can be localized or general. 

  1. Localized disease happens when a tooth is not accessible for thorough cleaning. The inside surface of lower incisors and outer surfaces of the upper last molars are common areas of localized periodontal disease. 
  2. Generalized periodontal disease can be due to conditions like pregnancy, puberty, diabetes where gums around all the teeth are affected. 

Symptoms: In both the cases, the following symptoms: 

  1. Fiery Red gums 
  2. Swollen and/or painful gums 
  3. Spontaneous bleeding from the gums: This may be localized or generalized 
  4. Chronic bad breath: Due to food accumulation in the infected gums 
  5. Pus from the gums when the gums are pressed 
  6. Bad taste in the mouth (arising from pus in the gums) 
  7. Gingival recession, producing an effect of having longer tooth
  8. Sensitive teeth 
  9. Loosening of the tooth/teeth 
  10. Painful chewing, as it puts pressure on the inflamed periodontium 
  11. Dentist will identify what are called pockets, which is an indication of severity - the deeper the pockets, the severe the disease. 

Management and Prevention: 

Gum disease is very easy to identify and can be completely cured.

  1. Regular brushing and flossing can help maintain regular oral hygiene. 
  2. With each brushing session, plain finger massage of the gums improves blood circulation and their overall health.
  3. Regular use of mouth rinse is a good way to improve gum health. 
  4. Regular visits to the dentist can help keep a check on the health of the teeth and the gums - early identification of disease and early treatment. 
  5. Once it has set in, deep scaling followed by root planning may be required to thoroughly clear out the infection. 
  6. More surgical options like gingival grafts, flap surgery, bone grafting in case of severe bone loss may be required. 
  7. Management of conditions like diabetes The best way to avoid periodontal disease is to know its symptoms, follow oral hygiene practices, and visit a dentist regularly.
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