I have been informed that I have periodontal disease. What it is and how I can get rid of it, that will come in your mind, once your dentist or your hygienist tells you.
Periodontal disease stems from accumulation of plaque - sticky, colorless
bacteria that form on teeth. Toxins produced by bacteria irritate the gums and
harden into calculus (tartar), destroying the supporting tissue around the teeth.
As the plaque and calculus build up between the teeth and the gums, gum tissue
recedes from the teeth and pockets form. Tooth loss is inevitable.
Periodontal disease has also been implicated as having an effect on general
health and an increased incidence of stroke, heart disease, diabetes, low birth weight babies, and some types of cancer.
Scaling and root planing or deep cleaning has been recommended to clear away the toxins causing inflammation and follow-up periodontal care has been recommended at three or four month intervals.
What to expect after your deep cleaning
You can expect to feel sensitivity in your gums and teeth. Practicing good hygiene homecare is esstential it's recommened to brush and floss your teeth throughly twice a day. At Dr. Patel's pratice we found that our patients has great result with using a combination of water floss and smart mouth wash. It's also important to come in for your every 3 months perio maintenance appointment after a deep cleaning treatment.