To stop periodontitis from progressing, we first perform a complete check-up of your mouth to determine the stage of disease. Then we will recommend a personalized treatment plan and explain the duration, frequency, type of intervention, medication, prognosis and cost.
Depending on the situation, we will either recommend gentle periodontal care or surgery.
Invasive surgical procedures used to be the first line of treatment for preventing and treating periodontal disease. However, thanks to numerous clinical and scientific studies, we now have effective non-surgical methods to successfully treat the disease. Today’s treatments have several proven benefits. After removing tartar and plaque from your teeth, we will suggest the following:
- Perio Protect or other at-home antiseptic care
- Root planing and curettage
- Laser (Odyssey and Periowave)
The first step is to control the infection and/or swelling through localized oral care, including special brushing using an antiseptic solution. After a few weeks, most symptoms will have disappeared and your mouth will be healthier and feel more comfortable.
Next, we remove deep-rooted tartar that is preventing the periodontium from healing. At this point, it is still possible to remove tartar without the need for invasive surgery.
If the tartar is inaccessible, a minor surgical intervention can help complete the treatment.
Other possible interventions
To fully treat periodontitis and repair the resulting damage, gum grafts, bone grafts, crown lengthening or gum reduction surgery may be needed.
Maintaining periodontium health
As with other chronic illnesses (diabetes, high blood pressure, etc.), periodontal diseases can be controlled but they cannot be eliminated.
That’s why it is important to prevent periodontitis from recurring after it has been treated.
We recommend two or more check-ups per year, with the frequency depending on your individual risk factors. We also recommend at-home care using a product like Perio Protect, to maintain optimal periodontium health.