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Periodontal Disease Diagnosis & Treatment

How are periodontal diseases diagnosed? 

If you schedule regular dental checkups, your dentist can detect developing periods before the gums and bone supporting teeth become irreversibly damaged.It is important to have dental exams at least twice per year in order for them to take care of any potential problems that could arise with these types of oral health issues including gum disease or tooth loss due to gingivitis/ recession .

The periodontal probe is a small, sterile instrument that you place between your teeth and gums to measure the depth of sulcus. A healthy v-shaped groove should be three millimeters deep or less at its very edge. Dental X-rays can be used to diagnose and treat periodontal disease. When a cavity is present, it will show up on an x-ray as well as help determine the severity of your gums' condition by looking at bone supporting teeth in addition to diagnosing deeper pockets that may not visually appear abnormal enough for treatment yet still contain harmful plaque bacteria causing bad breath or tooth loss! Gum disease is a serious issue that many people don't know how to treat. Your dentist may provide you with treatment, or if not they'll refer for professional help in this area.

How are periodontal diseases treated? 

Scaling and root planing is a method of treating periodontal disease when pockets are greater than 3mm. Scales remove plaque, an unhealthy film on teeth that can lead to gum disease or tooth loss if left uncared for; while deep cleaning helps eliminate dirt stuck below the surface which could compromise your health even further! Rinsed with mouthwash after scaling procedure.

Using a local anesthetic, the patient may feel less pain during their appointment. Using instruments such as small scalers or ultrasonic cleaners to remove plaque and tartar from each pocket of gum tissue in between your teeth's roots before planing them smooth will help heal it better so that periodontal pockets can shrink more easily due to its contents being removed with care for healing purposes which makes it harder for accumulation along these same areas too!

Depending on the extent of your disease, you may be recommended to have one or more sections (quadrants) treated with scaling and root planing. This treatment requires a few visits given that it is an in-depth procedure which includes instructions for aftercare as well as pain relief medications if needed by dentist during visit(s). You'll also receive anything from mouth rinses to pills at home depending upon what they feel will work best against any infections while healing occurs.

If you smoke or chew tobacco products, the dentist may advise quitting to improve your oral health. If periodontal pockets are present after scaling and root planing treatment has been completed at an upcoming appointment with them within weeks later on; they will examine gums for signs of healing as well check whether there's any change in their size/shape before making conclusions about how much progress was made during this session versus previous ones.

Many patients do not require any further active treatment, only preventive care. Maintaining good oral hygiene at home and continued follow-up by your dentist will help to prevent periodontal disease from becoming more serious or recurring. Periodontitis will not go away on its own; left untreated surgery may be needed to save affected teeth if it progresses too far into Brunner's tissue . Preventing the early stages are key in keeping both yourself healthy with a beautiful smile.

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