How is periodontal disease treated?

There are multiple. There are multiple treatment options depending on the severity of the disease and the local anatomy. Periodontal disease is a disease where the bone supporting the teeth is lost. So for example it can be lost with accompanying gum recession-no pockets no surgical intervention or without gum recession and pocket-therefore surgical intervention. See a periodontist. Dhschneid@gmail.Com 4 a referral.
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First Diagnosed. Then it is treated with in-office dental procedures as well as perfect home care that you must perform. Procedures may include: scaling and root planing ("deep" cleaning), oral hygiene instructions, laser treatment, surgery (as needed), extraction of teeth (only as needed) as well as other procedures. I have had great patient success with perioprotect for non-surgical periodontal therapy.
In most cases. In most cases, periodontists & dentists will treat first with a scaling & root planing procedure. If this first step fails to inactivate the periodontal disease, additional treatment of repeating the scaling & root planing & adding laser treatment may be used. A surgical procedure may be needed if these treatments do not inactivate it. Quarterly periodontal maintenance cleanings are a must.
Perio therapy. If the disease is in the early stages (4 -5mm pockets), then it can usually be treated effectively with non-surgical scaling and root planing. We also use a soft tissue laser to vaporize the bacteria that causes the disease to progress. Sometimes an antibiotic may be used. If it is moderate or severe, surgical therapies, such as osseous surgery will be suggested. Catch it early and maintain it!

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How can periodontal disease be treated with home therapies?

Depends. Home therapy or home treatment for periodontal disease can vary from techniques and agents not considered mainstream techniques or agents used in the dental profession to those that are recommended by the dental professional as part of the home maintenance program. The success of any home therapy or home program will be dependent upon the severity of the periodontal problem being treated. Read more...
After seeing the DDS. Your good home care is important in maintaining what the dentist or hygienist does first to disrupt the bacteria below the gumline. You cannot access this on your own. You must be able to be effective in removing the plaque bacteria and be diligent in keeping your prescribed hygiene visits (3-4 months usually) to prevent further destruction and decline. Read more...
Depends. Stage i periodontitis can be. Excellent oral hygiene and antiseptic rinses and nutritional support can reverse stage i gum disease. However if tartar buildup is present you need a professional cleaning. Tartar is full of billions of virulent bacteria. Read more...

How can periodontal disease be treated during pregnancy?

Antibiotics. Treatment is with antibiotics that are safe to use in pregnancy. Because of the many bacteria in the mouth and the increased pregnancy vascular system making blood borne infection more likely, monr extensive invasive work should be delayed until post-pregnany if possible. Read more...
See your dentist. Regular cleanings and debridements will be your best chance and if needed antibiotics. Removal of the debris causing the disease is primary concern #1. See your dentist and/or hygienist soon. Read more...
Prevention! Pregnancy gingivitis and periodontal disease is important to be managed during pregnancy. It's very important that you go to the dentist or periodontist to maintain optimal oral health so the bacteria will not cause potential other pathology's. Read more...