Periodontology, treatment of periodontitis. A patient who notices symptoms such as bleeding gums, a sensation of tooth mobility, unpleasant breath, or tooth sensitivity to hot or cold should definitely consult a dentist.
At our Warsaw Dental Center clinic, such a consultation is possible and will help to treat the mentioned symptoms. Lack of a proper diagnosis in this matter and neglect on the part of the patient can lead to serious health consequences. Additionally, in our offer, you will find professional treatments for dental plaque removal (scaling) and teeth sandblasting.
Problems with the teeth and gums can occur at any age, even in young children. That’s why pediatric dentistry also involves the treatment of teeth and gums. The first concerning symptom you may notice is a soft plaque that adheres closely to the tooth’s surface. It’s a combination of saliva, epithelial remnants, and food, containing bacteria. Soft plaque, if not effectively removed from the teeth, transforms into dental plaque, leading to more serious oral problems.
The first sign of excessive dental plaque buildup is tenderness and bleeding of the gums. This happens because the accumulated plaque sticks along the gum line. Unfortunately, plaque is much harder to remove, and regular brushing alone is insufficient. Leftover dental plaque causes the accumulation of more plaque, irritating the gums. They become red, swollen, and very sensitive.
There are several stages in the development of periodontal diseases. They vary depending on the condition affecting the patient. The typical process looks as follows:
1. Accumulation of debris on the teeth: Daily eating and drinking cause the buildup of plaque on the surfaces of the teeth.
2. Appearance of bacteria in the bacterial plaque: Plaque provides an excellent environment for the growth of bacteria.
3. Formation of mature bacterial plaque: Bacterial plaque becomes more organized and full of microorganisms that can cause periodontal diseases.
4. Onset of inflammation: Excessive accumulation of bacteria leads to inflammation of the gums, known as gingivitis. It manifests as tenderness, redness, and swelling of the gums.
5. Appearance of initial symptoms: As the inflammation progresses, symptoms like bleeding during tooth brushing or flossing start to appear.
6. Worsening of symptoms: If left untreated, the inflammation can worsen, leading to advanced periodontal diseases like periodontitis.
Experts in periodontal disease treatment can recognize these concerning symptoms and implement appropriate solutions to prevent the progression of inflammation.
Untreated gum inflammation can even lead to tooth loss. Serious infections affecting the entire jaw can occur within the periodontium. Various periodontal diseases may develop, causing discomfort and chronic pain in the oral cavity for the patient.
In our Warsaw Dental Center clinic, we offer treatment for gum diseases. We provide a professional comprehensive scaling procedure, which involves cleaning the periodontal pockets from calculus deposits. This plaque can lead to Gingivitis, a serious inflammation of the gums.
Scaling and root planing (SRP) are the initial treatments for gum diseases that remove irritating factors from the crowns and root surfaces, thus eliminating infections and inflammation. Additionally, supragingival scaling aims to remove calculus from the clinical crown. In our Warsaw Dental Center clinic, scaling is performed using ultrasonic instruments that generate 30,000 vibrations per second. The deposits are then removed by suction.
The cleaned tooth surfaces are polished with special rubber cups and pastes. Such a smooth, protected tooth surface is much more resistant to bacterial attack. The removed calculus no longer irritates the gums. The dentist also rinses them with a special antiseptic solution, causing the gums to contract, eliminating bleeding, and returning the gums to their pre-calculus state. Of course, the periodontist may decide to use local anesthesia if the depth of the pockets exceeds 3 mm. In that case, as part of the treatment, the periodontist detaches the gum flap, having a direct view of the treatment area. The root surface is exposed. The periodontist thoroughly cleans it and then stitches it up.
Neglecting dental care and excessive buildup of calculus can lead to a serious oral disease called periodontitis, which can cause a lot of trouble for our patients. In our clinic in Warsaw, we also address these issues and have a high success rate in diagnosing and treating it. Periodontists are the specialists who handle the treatment of gum and dental problems.
The initial symptom of periodontitis is gum pain and bleeding. If left untreated, it progresses into the interdental spaces and then to the gum pockets. Accumulated bacteria begin to generate decay processes, resulting in unpleasant breath odor. Periodontitis leads to the exposure of gum pockets and roots, allowing bacterial invasion. Such advancing disease can even lead to tooth loss.
Additional symptoms of progressing periodontitis include:
Unfortunately, it’s quite common for patients to come to our Warsaw Dental Center with advanced periodontitis. Dentists in our clinic utilize various highly effective methods to treat periodontitis, depending on its severity. First and foremost, in the initial phase, we conduct a thorough assessment of the oral cavity. If it’s in the early stage, we perform scaling with sandblasting. Afterwards, the periodontist polishes the tooth surfaces and protects them from the recurrence of deposits. After cleaning the gum pockets, antibiotics are often prescribed to completely eliminate accumulated bacteria.
For advanced periodontitis, different treatment methods are employed. We specialize in the treatment of advanced periodontitis and use tissue regeneration. In such cases, dental surgery at our clinic may involve:
When our periodontist sees that a patient has severely damaged gums, they perform splinting, creating a framework for loose teeth. This splinting is usually removed when the gums return to their natural state.
In preventing the onset of periodontitis, proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the periodontist are crucial. Additionally, a healthy diet and limiting the consumption of beverages such as coffee or tea play a significant role in preventing diseases. It’s imperative to brush teeth regularly, ideally after every meal, and use dental floss, which can thoroughly clean the interdental spaces of food residues and prevent the accumulation of bacteria.
Another factor that can contribute to the development of periodontitis is the misalignment of teeth. This is because improperly positioned teeth cannot be thoroughly cleaned. The negative impact on teeth and gums is also caused by the use of substances such as alcohol and cigarettes, as well as diabetes and hormonal disorders.
Of course, treating periodontitis often takes time and requires implementing an appropriate treatment plan. However, our specialists are the best periodontists in Warsaw, and you can rely on their invaluable assistance and effective treatment.