What Periodontal treatment does is to stabilize the situation of the periodontium so as to prevent further damage to the bone and teeth loss.Periodontal treatment stages are summarized in the following:
1. Cleaning of dental plaque and tartar.
In our Oral Hygiene and Prevention Department we remove dental plaque and tartar and we also “train” our patients how to maintain the best oral hygiene.(brushing-floss-interdental brushes). This step is very important as it becomes possible to objectively measure inflammation–and pockets *-and continue of the periodontal treatment painlessly.
At depths of 5-6-7 mm, the patient cannot remove microbes and the dentist cannot remove the tartar with the usual cleaning. So this distance (pocket) needs to be eliminated and become 3 mm (normal gum-dental fissure).
2. Periodontogram or ‘map’ of the teeth.
The Periodontologist counts the enclaves of teeth in 6 different points for each tooth. Based on the periodontogram, a personalized treatment plan for each patient is created.
3. Root debridement and Tartar removal.
A few days after the first cleaning and after the gums ‘ calm ‘, the specialized Periodontologist removes the tartar from the teeth, at the depth of pockets.The treatment may take 1-2 or 4 sessions, depending on the severity of Periodontitis. In this way, the gum tissue heals.
After periodontal treatment is finished and when 4-6 weeks have passed, we do the recall, i.e. we recheck to see if the initial mm have become less. If the initials mm are not <5, we repeat the periodontal treatment.
5. Periodontal Surgery.
The periodontologist surgically intervenes in the periodontal enclave to remove the tartar. Usually, in modern dentistry, we avoid the surgical method for the simple reason that every time we intervene surgically in the gums, we inevitably lose some millimeters from the bones, something that we obviously want to avoid.
6. Maintenance of the result.
A lifelong periodontal patient needs systematic monitoring and regular-simple teeth cleaning after finishing with periodontal therapy.The specialized staff of Dental Smile takes care of this.