Parodontitis is primarily found in middle-aged and older patients. It occurs when dental plaque accumulates near the gum where the microorganisms are found and they support this process. In the first phase, this disease can manifest in increased bleeding of the gum and unpleasant odor from the mouth. In subsequent phases inflammation infects the bone and leads to the loss of the bone. This leads to the teeth loss. Parodontitis is facilitated by smoking, which decreases the defenses to bacteria. The effective method against parodontitis is regular oral hygiene.
In the first stage of treatment, which is the softest one, oral health treatment is carried out. One of our experienced dental hygienists will remove dental plaque and dental calculus from the oral cavity. Then, we assess and control the parodontitis. The second stage is a specialized dental treatment. Depending on the lesion, appropriate treatment is given. It can be conservative, without surgery, or completely surgical. The third stage is regular medical examinations.
In this case, prophylaxis is essential to prevent damage caused by parodontitis. By the word «prophylaxis», we mean regular visits to a dentist to make professional dental hygiene. If the results are successful, it is recommended to repeat dental care every three months or at least once or twice a year.