Periodontal care refers to the specialized dental care focused on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the gums (gingiva) and supporting structures of the teeth, including the periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. It primarily involves the management of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease.
Periodontal care includes a range of services and treatments aimed at maintaining healthy gums, preventing gum disease, and managing its progression. Here are some common services included in periodontal care:
Scaling and Root Planing: This is a non-surgical procedure that involves thorough cleaning of the teeth and roots to remove plaque, tartar (calculus), and bacteria from below the gumline. It helps in eliminating the infection and reducing inflammation.
Periodontal Maintenance: After the initial treatment, periodontal maintenance involves regular follow-up visits to monitor and maintain gum health. It typically includes professional cleaning, evaluation of gum pocket depths, plaque and tartar removal, and assessment of overall gum health.
Periodontal Maintenance Education: Periodontal care includes educating patients about proper oral hygiene practices, including effective brushing and flossing techniques. Patients are also guided on appropriate oral care products and the importance of regular dental visits to maintain gum health.
Periodontal care is essential for maintaining the health of the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. By addressing gum disease promptly and effectively, periodontal care helps prevent tooth loss, supports overall oral health, and reduces the risk of systemic health problems associated with untreated gum disease, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes complications.
Regular periodontal care is especially important for individuals with a history of gum disease, those with risk factors, or those who have undergone periodontal treatment in the past.
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