Periodontal Gum Treatment
Periodontal disease ranges from just inflammation of the gingiva (gingivitis) to destruction of the supporting tissue or the alveolar bone (periodontitis).
The cause of gum disease is plaque which is composed of bacteria along with mucus and other particles. Bacteria on the gums cause inflammation of the gums which can be observed as reddish and swollen gingiva that easily bleeds.
If the deposits are not cleaned properly, the bone around it may resorb or lose its normal level hence developing periodontitis. With periodontitis, the bone that hold the teeth shrinks and therefore can cause your teeth to be mobile. There are different levels of periodontitis and different symptoms may also manifest such as mobility, gum resorption, gum abscess or gum sores.
If you observe any of these symptoms, you might have a gum disease that is already developing. Dr. Tingson and Dr. Panganiban will assess the condition and will suggest a treatment plan focused on targeting the problems.
For gingivitis, they might suggest having scaling and polishing and follow up visits. For people who are diagnosed to have periodontitis, the dentists might suggest more definitive treatment such as professional root planing and more frequent follow up check-ups.