Gum diseases are often ignored and left to die down by themselves. This can be quite a dangerous practice, as gum diseases can significantly affect your oral health. Periodontitis, one of the most devastating gum diseases, is known to have several serious symptoms that not only affect the health of your mouth but your body as a whole. Hence, we recommend getting periodontal therapy done to ensure your oral health doesn’t deviate due to gum disease.
What causes gum disease?
Gum disease is mainly caused due to the microbes deposited on the teeth in the form of tartar deposits. Tartar contains numerous harmful bacteria that release toxins when they feed on the food debris in the mouth. These toxins can decay the soft gum tissues and erode the enamel, leading to gum diseases and cavities. In the initial stage, the condition will have mild symptoms, such as swollen gums, bleeding, redness, etc. It is called gingivitis. If it advances to a more severe form, it can have drastic symptoms and is called periodontitis.
How is periodontitis treated?
Since the tartar deposits near the gum line and under the gum tissues are the primary cause behind gum disease, we will remove them by ultrasonic scaling. The tooth roots will also be cleaned to get rid of the tartar deposits and food debris that may have been deposited in the gum pockets. Next, the decayed soft tissues will be removed using laser therapy, where a highly powerful laser will be used to vaporize the gums and seal the wound underneath instantaneously.