Periodontal Treatments and Procedures Therapies
Periodontal therapy is the process of eliminating periodontal diseases which affect tooth supporting structure, including gums, bone and periodontal ligaments.
Periodontal diseases may cause further problems to the supporting structures that may result in severe tooth mobility or worse, a reason for tooth extraction.
Periodontal disease is diagnosed by the dentist during a periodontal examination using a gum probe instrument. The probe is gently inserted into the spaces between the gum and tooth and it measures the depth of the pocket around your tooth.
Three millimeter or less depth of the pocket is considered healthy, but if it is more, you should consider periodontal treatment, as periodontal disease will probably progress.
Periodontal treatment varies depending on the severity of the gum and bone disease. Its progress depends on the depth of the pockets between your gum and teeth.
Pockets are filled with bacteria and plaque, which causes irritations and can worsen the condition of surrounding tissues.
Treatment for this condition is scaling and root planning, also known as “deep cleaning”.
Removing all the irritants such as plaque, tartar and toxins of bacteria around your teeth, together with removing all rough areas and making them smooth will help the gum regenerate.