Gum disease develops gradually:
first, the patient notices signs of gingivitis (inflammation without compromising the integrity of the bone tissue). At the same time, self-help at home does not bring relief, but it does cause complications. Without adequate therapy, the inflammatory process penetrates deeper and deeper, causing the development of periodontitis first (inflammation with damage to bone tissue), and then periodontal disease. Therefore, there is no need to postpone the visit to the doctor, fearing painful or long-term treatment - modern treatment of gum periodontal disease allows you to quickly achieve remission without open surgery and with a short recovery period.
Signs of periodontal disease
sclerotic changes in bone tissue;
exposing the roots of the teeth;
increase in interdental spaces;
thinning of the mucous membranes;
loosening of teeth with their subsequent loss;
a decrease in the volume of the gums (interdental septa);
Some experts consider periodontal disease to be aparticularly aggressive type of periodontitis, even despite the specific differences in diseases and the difference in therapeutic and diagnostic methods. To make a correct diagnosis, not only examination is necessary, but also an X-ray.
STAGES, TYPES AND SYMPTOMS OF PERIODONTAL DISEASE
Descent of the gums, changes in bone tissue are noticeable on X-rays. The patient may be disturbed by the rapidly appearing plaque, bad breath, rarely hypersensitivity.
Exposure of the neck of the tooth, an increase in the interdental space. X-ray images show a change in the alveolar process. A person suffers from bad breath, swelling and bleeding of the gums, soreness and hypersensitivity of the teeth.
Exposure of the roots of the teeth by more than ½, significant expansion of the interdental spaces. X-rays show a marked reduction in the alveolar area. The patient complains of tooth mobility, pain while eating.
Exposure of the roots of the teeth by 2/3 of the length. This stage is characterized by the mobility of the teeth, the loss of teeth is possible with a slight effect on them.
The disease can proceed rapidly and aggressively, but the treatment of periodontal disease with modern methods allows you to stop destructive processes, while maintaining the functionality of the teeth.
Treatment of periodontal disease of the gums
When the diagnosis is confirmed, the periodontist draws up a treatment plan for gum periodontal disease, which necessarily includes professional teeth cleaning. Without removing plaque and stone, further treatment will not be effective. Surgery for periodontal disease is now extremely rare, only in very difficult cases. As a rule, modern clinics treat periodontal disease with the help of:
This approach allows you to clean the roots of teeth from tartar deposits, remove necrotic tissues, reorganize tissues, eliminate puffiness, and eliminate infectious foci. In this case, the methods imply a minimally invasive effect and, as a result, more effective treatment with a short recovery time. Surgery increases the risk of complications and also causes more inconvenience to the patient.Additionally, you may need:
removal of teeth that cannot be restored;
Treatment of periodontal disease of the gums allows you to restore tissue blood supply, increase local immunity, increase bone tissue volume and ultimately achieve remission.
PERIODONTAL TREATMENT PRICE
How much does the treatment of periodontal disease cost depends on the degree of the disease, the presence of concomitant dental diseases. The price for the treatment of periodontal disease will be determined after a thorough diagnosis and consultation with a doctor.Contacting dentistry when the first signs of the disease appear allows not only to eliminate the pathogenic focus at the very beginning, but also to reduce the cost of treatment.