Periodontal disease, is a condition where damage occurs in the gums because of bacteria. Plaque forms on teeth because of this bacteria, mucus, and other particles. When it is not cleaned off with regular brushing it can harden into tartar.
Tartar is very hard to get rid of and traps bacteria underneath it. These bacteria continue to grow and infect the gums. This causes swelling of the gums, known as gingivitis, and eventually periodontitis. When periodontitis develops, the gums begin to pull away from the teeth. The pockets this creates between the teeth and gums also become infected.
When the bacteria then reach deep under the gums, they can destroy the bone and connective tissues. Left untreated long enough, the tooth will fall out. Periodontal Disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in America.
Periodontal disease cannot be treated by a normal dentist and such cases are referred by the dentist to a trusted & experienced gum specialist
Periodontal Disease Treatment is a dental procedure that is performed by a Board Certified Periodontist for patients with bleeding gums while they brush, eat and floss in their daily routine.
A periodontist is a qualified dentist who specialises in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gingivitis/periodontitis disease. Periodontists are also experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. Seeking a board certified periodontist means the best periodontal treatment from the most qualified and experienced dentist
Dr Vadivel FDS DDS RCS MS is a Board Certified Periodontist*, specialising in periodontology, dental implants and oral surgery in Dallas, Texas. He has been practising for 25 years serving the residents of carrollton & grapevine, and loving every minute of it! He is one of a select
number of periodontist who consciously made the decision to go the extra mile for his patients in creating fabulous smiles and long-lasting teeth.
* Periodontists are expert dentists who specialise in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment (non-surgical and surgical) of periodontal diseases, placement of dental implants and oral surgical procedures . A Board certified Periodontist* receive up to three additional years of specialised training and comprehensive mastery of periodontal disease, dental implants and oral pathology.
Why Periodontal Disease Treatment?
Tender and bleeding Gums or Teeth
Persistent Bad breath & Bad taste
Loose or sensitive teeth
Gums that have pulled away from teeth
Healthier teeth, gums, and jawbone.
Reduces risk of systemic illness like Dementia, heart ailments
Prevents tooth and gum loss
Improved Esthetics and overall health
Why ToothHQ Dental Specialists, Grapevine, Tx?
Dr.V , Board certified Periodontal surgeon with 25 years of exemplary dental practise serving Carrollton- Grapevine areas
State of the art clinic offering FDA approved LANAP & other successful periodontal or pyorrhea procedures
Complete affordable restorative and cosmetic dentistry for the whole family
Emergency services with skilled compassionate dental professionals near you
Painless minimally invasive procedures with quicker recovery time
Areas served : Carrollton, Grapevine, Lewisville, Coppell, Plano, The Colony, McKinney, Flower Mound, Richardson, Garland, Irving, Arlington, Frisco, Allen, Murphy, Addison, Grand Prairie.
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Periodontal Disease is an infection and managing that infection is the first step. Treatment will be contingent on how badly the gums are damaged. Maintaining good oral hygiene habits at home will always be an important aspect of care.
Root planing and scaling can be performed when the disease has not progressed very far. Root planing smooths any coarse spots where germs and bacteria can collect and scaling is used to scrape off the tartar from below and above the gum line. Laser therapy and pinhole gum surgery can be used to repair the damage the disease has caused to the gums. These are done when the gums have started to recede and have lost mass.
Periodontal disease starts out so mild that most people would never guess that it is the same thing. Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and you can find out that you have it if your gums bleed when you brush or floss them. Healthy gums do not bleed.
The primary cause of gum disease is a lack of the proper care of your teeth. Some of the bad bacteria in your mouth get into your gums and causes them to become inflamed. They produce acid when they consume sugar and carbs, and this starts an immune reaction in your gums that will continue until the bacteria are removed. Over time it can become periodontitis. This serious gum disease is what causes most adults to lose their teeth – possibly all of them.
If allowed to continue, the bacteria will cause pockets to form on the gums, and they will develop colonies inside. When they do, they are now out of reach of a toothbrush and floss and you cannot stop the gum disease now. The acid and inflammation will erode your teeth, the support structures for your teeth, and the jaw-bone underneath. Your teeth will become loose and even fall out if not treated.
The inflammation is also in your bloodstream, and researchers discovered that it can cause major health problems. Among them are cardiovascular disease, heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, cancer, and many more.
Periodontal disease treatment is often conducted by a periodontist, a specialist who can treat all aspects of the disease in the mouth. After measuring the depth of the pockets, which determine how serious the disease has become, a treatment program will be developed. Treatments may include:
Brushing and flossing – for mild gum disease, this is usually all that is needed to eradicate it and restore healthy gums. Eating a healthy diet will also help, as well as stopping the use of tobacco.
Medications – you may be prescribed some antibiotics to destroy the bacteria in your gums. This is often the first step if the periodontitis is still rather mild. Mouthwashes may also be recommended.
Scaling and root planing – this periodontal disease treatment involves manually cleaning the teeth or tartar and bacteria in the pockets. Rough spots on the teeth are also smoothed to ensure the bacteria cannot get an easy foothold again. This technique can also be performed with laser surgery. The laser light, which is directed by very thin fiber optics, kills all of the bacteria in the pockets and does not require a scalpel.
There are also some surgical techniques available when you have advanced periodontal disease. The gum disease treatment may include:
Pocket Reduction Surgery – involves cutting open the pockets and then performing scaling and root planing. Once that is completed, the periodontist will stitch the pockets together to reduce the pocket depth and to make the gums snug again around the teeth.
Gum Graft Surgery – for treating receded gums that have exposed the roots of the teeth. Procedure recovers them to protect from decay. Different types of gum surgery are available to repair gum loss.
Bone Graft Surgery – when periodontitis has destroyed part of the jaw bone, it is necessary to perform bone grafting so that dental implants can be installed.
The recovery time from the periodontal treatment will depend on which treatments were given.
The periodontist or dentist will provide detailed instructions. The surgical options will require about one to two weeks’ time for a basic recovery, but gum grafting and bone grafting will take about six months to completely heal.
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