Advanced gum disease which is also referred to as Periodontitis cannot be completely cured. Therefore, it’s highly important to protect yourself against developing periodontitis. This can be done by practicing good oral hygiene techniques. Doing so will help to prevent gum disease from forming or if it is present it will help it from escalating to periodontitis. Also, be sure to make regularly scheduled dentist visits to
get all your teeth and gums checked to prevent gum disease from developing or to treat it if it’s present. What Your Dentist Can Do? If your gum disease progresses and develops into periodontitis then simply brushing or flossing your teeth will not be enough to stop the spread of the disease. The most it can do is slow down the spread of the disease, but in the end if you would like your periodontitis to be treated effectively it would need to be best to reach out to your local dentist to have a professional clean. Refer to the information below for some more details about the different types of procedures that can be done to treat periodontitis: Tissue Grafting Periodontitis vigorously eats away gum tissue but your dentist can graft new gum tissue in areas where your gums have deteriorated due to the gum disease. Crown Lengthening Your dentist can reshape your teeth and gums to help make a tooth that has been worn down visible. This will help more teeth to be shown within your new smile. Pocket Elimination This procedure involves folding your gums back, and then trimming away diseased tissue followed by recontouring the gums against the teeth. What You Can Do at Home As far as what you can do at home is concerned the best thing to do when it comes to keeping your gums and teeth healthy is to follow your dentist’s oral hygiene advice. What to Do Next If you think you have gum disease it would be best to consult your local dentist for an examination.
Thanks to new advances in dental technology procedures are less invasive and treatment options are more customized. With this in mind there is no reason that a patient should settle for being unsatisfied with their smile. Dental Implants are on the rise thanks to advancements in dental technology. Also, if a patient is suffering from missing teeth and is unsatisfied with their smile dental implants is for them. It should be noted that unlike dentures dental implants offer a patient permanent tooth restoration. Easy Care It should be noted that dental implants are easy to care for and they also replace the natural tooth. To clean your dental implants, you can brush and floss and these are the same steps you would take with your natural teeth. Also, just like with your natural teeth maintaining regularly scheduled visits to your dentist is very important to ensure that you are maintaining your oral health. Also, because your dental implants don’t have to be removed your care of them is equal to the same care as your natural teeth. Preserving the Jaw When it comes to preserving the jaw getting dental implants helps to preserve a jaw that has already started deteriorating. Dental Implants are installed directly at the root of the tooth unlike dentures that are only a cover up. Given the fact that dental implants are installed at the root by having them installed you are protecting the bone that is in your jaw. The bone is protected which protects against the bone deteriorated and helps to preserve the patient’s jaw which in turn also preserves the patients new smile. Eat What You Want When you have dental implants you no longer have dietary restrictions. For example, with dentures you have to be mindful of certain foods you eat because dentures are not permanently installed into your mouth. This means that if you eat certain foods you would have to worry about your dentures slipping out. Dental Implants are permanently installed into your mouth and you don’t need to have any dietary restrictions with Dental Implants because they are function the same way that your natural teeth would. Contact Us If you’re suffering from missing teeth and you are looking for a permanent solution then dental implants are the right choice for you. Contact your dentist today to set up a consultation to discuss your options.