Periodontal Treatments to prevent and treat the disease in a minimally invasive approach.
What is Gum Disease?
A common condition that affects every 9 in 10 people.
Gum or Periodontal Disease leads to inflammation of the gums and affects the tissue around the teeth and the gums, which ultimately causes swelling and redness. It equates to gum pain, bone damage, and damage to the ligaments that hold the teeth in place.
What are the symptoms of Gum Disease?
Periodontal Disease is not always painful: visit your dentist for regular check-ups to ensure your teeth are healthy. Check these signs of Gingivitis, Periodontitis, and Advanced Periodontitis:
- Bleeding gums when you brush your teeth
- Redness or swelling of the gums
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Gum recession
- Wobbly teeth
Computerized Periodontal Assessment
At 3StepSmiles, we understand the concerns of our patients related to gum disease, and we place special emphasis on the importance of early detection. Curious about your gum health? Introducing the FLORIDA PROBE.
Precision like Never Before
The Florida Probe is a key component for understanding your periodontal condition. In our dedicated section on this innovative periodontal diagnosis, we reveal the advantages of using this advanced digital periodontogram, a precise tool for accurately diagnosing your oral health.
How Does Florida Probe Benefit Me?
The Florida Probe is a computerized system that reveals crucial data, such as the presence of periodontal pockets, indicative of periodontal disease. It also identifies hyperplasia, bleeding, suppuration, plaque location, dental mobility, and other important details. This precise and detailed approach facilitates a comprehensive diagnosis and the planning of personalized treatments.
Stage 1: Gingivitis
Gingivitis causes the gums to become red, swollen, tender, or bleed when brushing or flossing.
Good oral hygiene can reverse gingivitis by removing any calculus and build-up around the teeth and the gums. The dentist will advise regular scales and polishes every 3 to 6 months.
Stage 2: Periodontitis
Periodontitis results from untreated gingivitis: plaque spreads in a pocket below the gum line.
Professional periodontal cleaning removes this hard plaque that the toothbrush cannot reach and prevents gum disease from spreading, but periodontitis is irreversible as the pockets have damaged the supporting bone and the fibres that hold the teeth.
Periodontal treatment involves regenerating lost tissue and bone using membranes or proteins derived from the enamel matrix. Gingival and bone grafts will cover the recession and replace the eroded bone.
Stage 3: Advanced Periodontitis
Advanced periodontitis destroys the fibres and the bone of your teeth, causing your teeth to shift or loosen and the pockets to become more profound.
This disease affects your bite, your communication and your ability to eat.
Your teeth may be removed if the periodontal treatment in stage 2 cannot save them. We provide multiple restorative options to regain functionality, health and a smile with the best aesthetic results.
How do we treat Gum Disease?
We provide Periodontal Disease Treatment to ensure that even the most severe cases of Gum Disease are treated correctly according to the severity of the disease.
To control Gum Disease and prevent it from worsening, we will eliminate the swelling and improve the appearance of your gums. Our Periodontal Disease Treatment is minimally invasive and as painless as possible.
For severe cases of Gum Disease, we remove the bacteria from the teeth and repair them. We recommend Gum Disease Treatment to improve your teeth’ appearance whilst reducing sensitivity.
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