Benefits Periodontics Treatment

Periodontics is a dental specialty devoted to achieving the highest level of oral health by developing and applying preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and restorative procedures related to the gingiva, periodontium tissues (gum tissue), alveolar bone and surrounding tissues. The goal is to maintain an individual’s health overall so that he or she is more likely to avoid systemic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.

1.As an indispensable part of periodontics treatment, dental crowns can cover exposed or decayed teeth, preventing further tooth decay and/or tooth loss. It also preserves the overall shape, size and strength of the jawbone so that it can be used to hold dental implants in place when not covered by natural teeth.

2. Dental implants are secure fixtures that serve as permanent fixtures for replacement teeth or for anchorage for dentures. They are meant to be permanent replacements for a patient’s own teeth, which cannot be substituted with lab-made partial dentures or removable prostheses.

3.Unlike bridges that may also be used to strengthen or restore teeth, dental implants can be used in conjunction with tooth replacement procedures such as full-mouth reconstruction, orthodontic treatment, or fixed partial dentures.

4.This specialty is used to treat the elderly, who are often more susceptible to periodontal disease and oral cancer because of changes in bone structure and bone loss in the peri-implant tissues. It helps prevent these diseases from affecting the patient by checking for early signs of gum disease and other oral diseases which can lead to an increased risk of oral cancer.

5.Tooth-colored fillings, which are used to fill cavities, can be permanently bonded to the tooth structure without the use of metal. The bonding material used is able to withstand certain chewing pressures and climate conditions.

6.Dental implants may be used instead of dentures in order to improve the esthetic appearance of a patient’s smile by replacing missing teeth. This process helps patients’ overall health by maintaining the functionality and comfort of their jaws while improving their ability to chew food properly and improving their ability to speak clearly.

7.The treatment armamentarium of periodontists includes tooth extraction, gum surgery, bone grafting, bone and tissue transplantation, bone graft augmentation, bone regeneration and bone regenerative therapy. Unfortunately not all periodontists have training in all of these treatments.

8.Treatment may involve oral surgery in the form of, but not limited to, root canal therapy, periodontal root treatment and/or tooth removal.

9.Periodontists are trained to diagnose and treat all forms of gum disease/periodontal disease by taking x-rays and/or performing a complete exam to assess the health of the gums, bones and tissues in the mouth.

10.Dentistry has been demonstrated to be one of the most successful specialty therapies in preventing some forms of heart disease and diabetes while also helping patients maintain good oral health.

11.People are recommended to visit the dentist once every six months for a check-up and professional cleaning, as well as for dental care take the form of periodontics treatment, tooth scaling, tooth bonding and dentures.