Periodontitis is a highly invasive gum disease that upsets your overall oral health. It is characterized by upsetting symptoms that affect the gums, teeth, and underlying jawbone as well. Failing to get gum disease treated at its earlier stages can make the condition very severe, making it difficult to treat in its more advanced stages.
What Are the Symptoms of Gum Disease?
- Loosening of the gum tissues from the tooth roots
- Deeper gum pockets that promote microbial and food residues’ accumulation
- Decay of the soft gum tissues
- Jawbone deterioration
- Loosening of the teeth from their sockets
- Discharge of blood and pus from the gums
- Redness and severe inflammation of the gums
How Does Gum Disease Develop?
Most cases of gum disease develop because of improper oral hygiene. Individuals who do not brush and floss their teeth thoroughly enable plaque and tartar deposits to form on their teeth. These deposits contain thousands of microbes that release harmful toxins that can decay the soft gum tissues. Some of the other causes of gum disease are damage to the gums due to external trauma, and root canal infection.
How Do We Treat Gum Disease at Spa Dentistry?
When you visit us for the initial consultation, we will conduct a thorough diagnosis to understand the severity of the gum disease. We will determine the cause behind it and suggest the most suitable means to treat it. We will start by removing the plaque and tartar using ultrasonic scaling. The removed microbial debris will be washed away by a jet of water.
Next, we will extract the decayed gum tissues using laser therapy. This process is far more convenient, painless, and can be completed in a shorter time. It doesn’t cause bleeding as the wound underneath would be sealed off by the laser instantaneously. We use a highly potent medication to treat the infection and arrest its spread. The most prominent one is Arestin. The medication can either be in the form of consumable pills or surface applications placed in the deep gum pockets.
In case the gum tissues have receded below the ideal gum line, we will consider a gum graft. Here, healthy gum tissues will be extracted from a different part of the mouth, such as the palate, and grafted to the receded area. After a healing period of a few months, the newly grafted tissues will fuse with the existing ones to replenish their volume.
We invite you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts at Spa Dentistry in San Jose, CA to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (408) 270-7723 or reach out through online consultation, and we’ll be happy to help.