A branch of dental studies and practices that deals with diseases of the supporting and investing structures of the teeth including the gingiva (gums), cementum (envelops the root), periodontal ligaments (ligaments attach the bone and the cementum), and alveolar bone (the underlying bone structure). It provides information in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases of the supporting and surrounding tissues of the teeth to a dentist and dental hygienists. It also focuses on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth.
Periodontics is a specialized degree gained after 5 years of general dental studies and practices. To achieve a degree in periodontology, a dentist must complete 3 years of specialty training and study in diagnosing, preventing and treating soft and hard tissue diseases in the mouth, with extensive teeth care modalities under a recognized college or university.
We will guide you with the regular dental cleaning procedures to remove plaque or tartar, as they are difficult to remove during normal brushing and flossing. The treatment cases under a periodontist ranges from mild gingivitis to severe periodontitis, bleeding gums, inflammation, mobile teeth, missing teeth, bone resorption, dirty teeth, yellowish discoloration of teeth, stains on teeth, etc. and the wide range of treatments for these dental problems offered by our periodontists are scaling, polishing, tooth whitening, root planning (cleaning the infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (removal of the damaged tissue), reconstructive and regenerative surgeries (reversal of lost bone and tissue), use of lasers for tooth whitening and gum contouring when necessary, periodontists can also perform surgical procedures with bone and gum disease like bone graft, tissue graft, severe bone surgery. In addition, with a fellowship in implantology, a periodontist is trained in the placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants. A periodontist maintains the health of the gums and surrounding tissues and so they will consider the aesthetics and function of those areas.
A periodontist advice you the different ways of brushing techniques, shows you the different toothbrushes and toothpaste required for the different patients according to their tooth mineralization and help them to keep their teeth healthy and shiny also will advise you to floss along with daily brushing twice, use an interdental brush, and mouth-wash. A periodontist will detect a patient’s mouth odor and treats the problem and eliminate the cause. The periodontist will tell you if you need any procedures done. If not, the professional will suggest some dental practices you should do daily to improve your situation.
However, At present more than 70% of Indian population exhibits signs of gingival inflammation and periodontal disease, stains due to use of tobacco. Mouth is the mirror of the body, the cleaner the mouth is, the better is the health; so with the periodontal disease there are associated with chronic diseases. Age also influences periodontal health, patients with severe levels of periodontal disease, or more complex cases, have compromised immune disorders such as HIV/AIDS.
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