Periodontal diseases affect the supporting tissue of the teeth and may over time lead to loss of structurally sound teeth.
These diseases arise among people genetically predisposed to them, among smokers, diabetics and those with poorly designed fillings or prostheses or among people who have a faulty brushing technique. The most common symptoms of periodontal disease are swelling of the gums, bleeding after tooth brushing, loose teeth and bad breath.
Periodontics sets itself the task of promoting recovery for the tooth-supporting tissue from the inflammatory process, restabilising the affected tooth.
HOW TO PREVENT PERIODONTIC DISEASE
By having regular professional check-ups: it is essential to visit the dentist at least once a year, even if you are free of symptoms, so that advance diagnosis of caries, gum disease and inflammation can be made
By identifying a disease in its early stages: making it possible to use less invasive, quicker acting and less expensive therapies
Through correct oral hygiene at home: This includes all of the operations that should be performed at home to ensure a level of cleanliness that promotes oral health. Good oral hygiene is ensured through the mechanical removal of dental plaque.
HOW TO COUNTER PERIODONTIC DISEASE
Treatment consists in removing the causative agents: the bacteria that live in dental plaque.
Cleaning your teeth at home is of prime importance. In our studio, dental hygienists teach patients the correct operations for daily cleaning and recommend the most suitable implements to guarantee optimum hygiene. Using non-surgical gum treatments carried out on the patient periodically, hygienists keep an eye on the build-up of tartar and – if necessary, use polishing to remove sub-gingival plaque.
In many serious cases of periodontal disease, once the cause has been removed, surgical treatment is required to correct the effects of the disease on bone and gums.
Periodontal THERAPY comprises an initial stage during which the causes of the disease are removed through professional oral hygiene sessions (motivation and instruction in oral hygiene at home, tartar scaling and root planing) and, if necessary, this is followed by a surgical stage for the correction of bone damage caused by the disease.
An essential requirement for success is the attainment of an optimum level of oral hygiene and the maintenance of this level over time through quarterly professional check-ups.
Therapy consists in covering exposed roots surgically following the adoption of a correct brushing technique.
Bone regeneration X-ray at start of therapy - X-ray one year after the intervention
Insertion of implant bed 1.6 and regeneration of the fault on three sides 1.7 graft
Autologous bone and membrane reabsorbed