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Management of Periodontitis

Management of Periodontitis

The aim of treatment for periodontitis is to prevent damage to bones and connective tissue surrounding the teeth. A periodontist, dentist or hygienist usually does this by cleaning the pockets that have formed around the teeth so that the infection cannot spread.

There are various techniques that may be indicated depending on the specific case, including both non-surgical and surgical techniques. In severe cases, the treatment may last for many years.

Advantages

  • Tartar or bacteria plaque grown at the above and below gumline leads to certain periodontal problems if not treated.it may be impossible to complete removal of bacteria and deposits from gum pockets even by regular brushing and flossing. The experienced eye of a dentist using specialized dental equipment is needed in order to spot and treat problems.
  • Maintenance can rid the yellowing and unsightly stains on teeth.
  • Periodontal disease is often signified by persistent bad breath (halitosis). The removal of calculus, plaque and bacteria improves breath and alleviates irritation.

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