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Aftercare Tips For Periodontal Disease Treatment

Posted on 1/23/2023 by Ronald Watkins
Aftercare Tips For Periodontal Disease TreatmentPeriodontitis is a gum disease that has advanced to serious levels. Its hallmark symptoms include tender gums, bleeding or red gums, bad breath, loose teeth, and receding gums. Periodontitis isn't curable, however, you and the dentist can manage it with proper oral care and maintenance programs. You will need good oral hygiene with regularly scheduled cleanings at timings determined by the dentist.

Treatment of Periodontitis

A dentist considers nonsurgical treatments at first, which include oral antibiotics aimed at fighting the infection and deep cleaning. In a deep cleaning, the dentist conducts scaling and root planning to help sweep away bacteria lodged deep underneath the gumline. The dentist smoothens out the teeth root to avert the further formation of plaque and bacteria.

When periodontitis is severe, surgical treatments may include flap surgery to clean the teeth roots. A dental bone graft is needed if too much bone loss has occurred. Gum grafts help rebuild gums that have pulled away.

Aftercare Tips

Following the treatment of gum disease, you may encounter gum tenderness. Again, you may have pain and discomfort, which you can manage with painkillers and anti-inflammatory medications. If using medication does not eliminate the pain, make an effort to call our office. It is essential you rinse the mouth thoroughly with warm salt water.

Since inflammation and tenderness contribute to pain, you should avoid things that worsen the situation. Steer clear of crunchy, hard, and spicy foods until you have the tenderness subside. Besides, brush your teeth twice daily even when the gums are slightly red or tender. You cannot allow bacteria to continue forming, so you have to ward them off with routine oral hygiene at home.

As you adhere to the home care instructions that a dentist or dental hygienist has provided you, it is crucial you keep your recall appointments. That way, you will ensure the success of the gum disease treatment. Remember that, based on the kind of treatment you received, there may be additional aftercare instructions. Talk to our dentist regarding gum disease treatment and how you can hasten the healing process and avert a re-infection, which could present with much more damaging outcomes.
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