As prevention is better than cure, let us first discuss the prevention techniques you can follow to avoid the periodontal treatment and what are the symptoms which indicate the treatment’s necessity. Periodontitis simply refers to a case where an adequate amount of plaque has been accumulated over your teeth to give shelter to growing bacteria and eventually push back your gums and create pockets between your teeth and gums.
To prevent the situation to get aggressive as such, regular brushing and flossing are all it takes. If we simply pay attention to the plaque accumulating over our teeth, the treatment may not be needed. Let’s find out what the treatment involves in case the plaque is left to accumulate:
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In the initial stage, where the plaque has not started to recede the gums, a change in toothpaste can help save the situation. Your dentist will examine the severity and prescribe you toothpaste in accordance with it. Brushing twice and flossing once every day will give you visibly cleaner and healthier teeth.
Where the plaque has been accumulated more, the teeth may not be very strong and can sometimes be slightly shaky. This is because the plaque had pushed the gums slightly and has formed a pocket for itself. This reduces the grip for the tooth and makes the gums lose. Oral surgery might be required to clean remove the accumulation and tighten the gums.
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Scaling and Root Planning:
In case of a severe periodontitis treatment where the gums have been significantly damaged, scaling and root planning would be required. Here the plaque that had been accumulated would’ve become hard like tartar and would form structures around the teeth. By scaling and root planning, the tarter will then be removed, and the teeth would be smoothened, to help prevent any plaque accumulating further.