PERIODONTOSIS – A SILENT KILLER
WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT PERIODONTISIS?
Having healthy teeth does not mean our teeth have not got any decay. It often happens, that teeth that look healthy can “hide” periodontisis which can be defined only by a dentist. Early diagnosis, advanced periontium microsurgery methods application and systematic effect maintaining procedures hold out a prospect of having natural teeth for many years.
Periodontisis progresses very fast and its lat diagnosis equals tooth losing. The main cause of periodontisis are specific bacteria and genetic predispositions and also other factors such as smoking, chronic stress, immunological disease and diabetes. Periodontisis is an infectious disease so it is important to provide an early diagnosis and prevention among children and partners of people who suffer from periodontosis.
WHAT SYMPTOMS SHOULD DISTURB PATIENTS?
- have bleeding gingiva while brushing or flossing
- unpleasant taste or smell from your mouth
- gingival pocket in your teeth
- tendency to settling food in interdental spaces
- lowering dental roots
- perodontosis in your family
- increasing tooth mobility
- any problems with chewing tough food
- smartness in your oral cavity
- problems with saliva emission? (excessive oral dryness or greatly concentrated saliva)
HOW TO DIAGNOSE PERIODONTOSIS?
- insightful oral cavity examination
- gums and bones analysis
- gingival pocket measurement
- orthopantomogram of whole teeth
- gingival pocket swab to define the kind of pathogenetic bacteria in periontoium
- biochemical analysis of saliva composition
HOW TO TREAT PERIODONTISIS?
If the depth of periodontal pockets is bigger than 4-5 mm, periodontisis is treated mainly by using microsurgery methods. In our surgeries we apply Vector System which is used for the pockets deep cleaning with ultrasonic energy. In the next stage we apply bacteria elimination measures. Best results are achieved by applying preparations based on hexidine with progressive dose into clean pockets.
The result of the treatment is elimination of inflammation, pockets shallowing and gomphiasis reduction.
Pediodontisis ia a life-lasting disease. Treatment can only stop disease progression and it must be supplied with regular regeneration treatments at least once every three months, using anti-inflammatory and antibacterial drugs permanently by the patient.
HOW TO REMOVE THE RESULT OF PERIODONTISIS?
Periodontisis results in bone and alveolar ligament loss and also gomphiasis impoverishing life comfort.
After treating the inflammation we apply the so called controlled bone regeneration – using bioactive implant materials which provide bone and periodontal fiber ligaments regeneration. It is very important to restore bite balance, fill in missing teeth so that energies that occur while biting can spread steadily not causing week teeth workload
HOW DOES PERIODONTOSIS INFLUENCE THE ORGANISM?
Bacteria that are in the ill periontium can lead to many serious general diseases. It is proved that periodontosis has a relationship with diseases of endocardium, kidneys and joints.
By looking after our teeth and periontium we look after our whole organism.