If you are suffering from any type of periodontal disease then it is essential that you consult a Haverford periodontist. Any type of periodontal disease is detected when your specialist physically and visually evaluates the gingival (gum) tissues, probes to determine whether the attachment levels to the teeth are normal or abnormal. Furthermore he evaluates bone changes thoroughly using dental radiographs and dependent on this diagnosis he treats you for your periodontal diseases.
It is very important that your periodontal disease is detected at the right time as it requires surgical treatment when prolonged and has a direct bearing on the techniques used and long-term outcome of treatment. If your case is severe then the Gladwyne periodontist can include diagnosis with risk assessment, to aid in determining long term outcomes, better known as prognosis.
Since the umbrella term periodontal refers to the area around the tooth, periodontists are especially focused on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases surrounding the teeth. Usually according to experts brushing your teeth after meals and flossing them once a day can keep them healthy. However, the problems arise when you do not brush and floss, bacteria and other particles build up and allow the plaque to develop.
Usually the plaque that builds up surrounding the teeth becomes hard and then called tartar. According to expert periodontists it is the tartar that leads to initial stage of gum diseases. You may require several appointments of Devon periodontist to reverse this condition. Moreover it is necessary that you follow up with a schedule of regular brushing, flossing and teeth-cleaning. Your dental hygienist will advice you on the required treatment options because gingivitis when left untreated for long often leads to periodontitis, or inflammation around the tooth. It is possible that your gums may start separating from the teeth, forming pockets or spaces that eventually become infected.
When the infection is severe, then the bacteria and the body’s reaction to infection erode the bone and tissue adjoining the teeth. It results in damage to the bones, gums and tissue ultimately leading to tooth loss. For such cases there are many treatment options that your expert may consider such as restorative surgery, lengthening surgery and Wayne dental implants. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge and they are great options for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease or an injury.