The symptoms of periodontal desease:
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums, redness and pain
- Gum recession
- Pocket discharge or pus
- Alteration in teeth position, deepened areas between teeth (abscesses)
- Loose teeth
- Teeth loss
But, the occurrence and the progress of the disease are often weak in symptoms!
Under local anesthesia, the roots of the teeth are cleaned from the bacteria and harmful deposits build up. 3D bacteria formation are so well organized and protected by a biofilm, that antibiotics should be taken in a 1000 x stronger dosage concentration in order to be effective!
Pockets are cleaned with a combination of surgical and so called sonic (sound) instruments. Sonic instruments are more pleasant and “gentle” than ultrasonic, enabling the surface of the root to remain smooth.
With the elimination of deposits the deterioration of tissue is stopped, and the pocket depth reduced. In shallow pockets, conditions for the growth of bacteria are not that good, improving overall periodontal health.
Surgical periodontal therapy
After the scaling (“curettage”) procedure, if some pockets remain deep (more than 5-6 mm) and continue to bleed, surgical therapy is recommended. It is a procedure performed on individual teeth. Times when the entire jaw was operated are behind us.