The treatment of periodontal disease is important to stop dental health complications. Complications of untreated gum disease can result in the loss of teeth. At Beverly Dental Group in Beverly, MA, Dr. Strating has extensive experience dealing with periodontitis.
At Beverly Dental Group, we like to emphasize the importance of prevention. Why go through disease and its treatment when you can prevent it from happening in the first place? Prevention is easy and will barely take a few minutes each day.
Your health is our priority, which is why we want to provide you with some tips on preventing periodontal disease.
As usual, the first tip is that you need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once. You should also visit a dentist twice a year for checkups and cleanings. The goal is to remove bacteria from building up and creating plaque and tartar.
It’s also recommended that you cut back or stop smoking. Diabetic patients need to maintain good control of their blood glucose levels as uncontrolled diabetes increases a person’s susceptibility to infections.
If periodontitis does occur, we’re prepared to deal with it. We have many treatment options at our disposal, and we’ll choose based on each case. For all cases, we’ll use special tools to clean the teeth and remove any plaque or tartar. These contain bacteria and will continue to cause inflammation as long as they exist.
Antibiotics in different forms will probably be needed too. Surgery is recommended in some cases, but not all. For example, we might have to elevate the gums to clean under them. After we’re done, we reattach them.
Bone and soft tissue grafts are done when the condition has been going on for so long that pieces of gums and bones were lost. To keep the teeth firmly in place, we have to restore any missing tissues.
While periodontitis sounds scary, very few people get to the severe form of the disease. With our prevention tips, you can keep your oral cavity healthy and disease-free. Schedule your appointment today!