Many Americans, often without realizing it, suffer from periodontal disease. Adult tooth loss, bleeding gums, poor breath, and receding gums are all symptoms of periodontal disease. Did you know, however, that periodontal disease has been linked to a slew of other health issues, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, blood clots, early birth, low birth weight, and more? In your mouth, there are around 400 different species of bacteria. These germs can enter the bloodstream and cause serious health issues. These viruses reproduce at a breakneck speed, necessitating regular attention to keep their numbers in check. The pH of your mouth might affect the amount of damage these bacteria can cause.
Periodontal disease can be readily avoided with good oral hygiene, home care, and professional treatment. Gum disease treatments are easier, less intrusive, and more successful if caught early on. Rahill & Simon Dental does a thorough examination of your gums and supporting tissues throughout your appointment.
If you’ve been diagnosed with periodontal (gum) disease, maintaining a regular program of supportive therapy is critical to managing the disease’s progression. “Following a course of active periodontal therapy and periodic continuing care at routinely defined intervals,” says the American Academy of Periodontology.
Because periodontal disease or infection can reoccur, ongoing care is required to keep this periodontal infection from becoming active again and obliterating the healing that has already occurred.
In your periodontal maintenance session, you will receive the following treatment:
- Oral health assessment to detect early indicators of disease recurrence
- Appropriate tooth and gum debridement (professional cleaning and polishing)
- Antimicrobial therapy to kill microorganisms that are difficult to reach, as determined by the doctor Evaluation of homecare regimens and aids
- Oral cancer screening, required dental films, and decay diagnosis are all part of the oral health evaluation.
- As a consequence of reviewing medical and dental histories, recommendations based on individual needs are made.