Non-surgical periodontal therapy is the primary step towards the battle against various gum diseases and is one of the major step towards achieving a healthy oral condition. Mild to moderate periodontal diseases does not require surgeries. It can be treated and managed with non-surgical treatment procedures.
Professional dental cleaning is very common these days and everyone has to do at one or other point of their life. Those who show signs and symptoms of gum disease or are highly prone to gum disease are usually advised by the dentist to get dental cleaning more than twice a year. This is due to the fact that the bacteria accumulate above and below the gum line of teeth and cannot be completely removed with daily home care. When this simple procedure is not enough to eradicate the plaque and bacteria, the patient is further advised to choose other non-surgical treatment methods.
The two methods that come under non-surgical treatment procedures are scaling and root planning. Scaling is the first phase of Periodontal therapy. To know about these procedures more, it is important to know the underlying cause of periodontal diseases. The accumulation of bacterial plaque and tartar on the surface of root under the gums lead to Periodontal diseases. These deposits and toxins produced by the bacteria are removed by the dentist. The main aim through this procedure is to improve the overall quality of gum tissue before surgery.
These deep cleaning procedures are completely non-surgical, as the name indicates and are done under local anaesthesia. Scaling will help to scrape away the plaque and tartar from above and below the gum line. Planing is done to smooth the rough spots on the tooth root below the gum line. It helps to remove the bacteria and cleanses the teeth surface.
The use of drugs in the management of periodontal diseases are also prominent these days. Drugs are given in surgery or alone, in order to eliminate the bacteria or to prevent the destruction of tooth attachment. Antibiotics and mouth rinsing agents with anti-microbials helps to prevent the growth of bacteria and release of disease causing toxins. In some cases, your dentist may place an antibiotic in the periodontal sockets following procedures of scaling and root planing. Your dentist will choose the right choice of antibiotic for you depending on your disease and severity of the disease. The doctor may prescribe a short course of systemic antibiotics in a low dose of doxycycline in the form of tablets only in some cases.
Non-surgical treatments also include Fluoride treatments. Chewing tablets, toothpastes and rinses that contain some form of fluoride are available in the market. Fluoride protect the teeth and make it stronger and healthier. Proper oral hygiene can also be considered as a non-surgical treatment option for periodontal disease. It includes brushing the teeth twice a day, flossing and regular dental check-ups.
We, at Adarsh Dental Clinic, provide Non-surgical treatment for patients diagnosed with gum diseases. Our team of specialized doctors will determine the right type of treatment for you considering all the factors and latest technologies available in the market. Re-examination of your teeth to determine how your teeth has responded to treatment with scaling and root planing is also carried out by our team. We assure you a satisfying recovery with our dedicated team of professional doctors. To book an appointment with us, call now at +91-44-24612461
Authored By Dr. Vinamra Dhariwal - Dentist, Chennai