Non-surgical Periodontal Treatment

Non-surgical Periodontal Treatment

August 1, 2019

It’s important to maintain a good oral hygiene for preventing plaque and tartar accumulation on teeth and gums. Lack of oral hygiene routine can lead to increase in bacteria as well as plaque deposit. This is the main cause of gum disease in most people.

It’s important to treat gum disease as it’s detrimental to your oral health, and your overall health. Thus, when you notice first signs of gum disease, consult a dentist in Peoria, as early as possible. There are many types of treatments for gum disease; however, AAP treatment guidelines states that periodontal health should be achieved in the least invasive and cost-effective manner. This can be made possible with the help of non-surgical periodontal treatment in 85381. Though these techniques have their limitations, they should be the first line of treatment. In case they don’t work, surgery can be an option.

Scaling and Root Planing

The procedures involve careful cleaning of the root surfaces for removing plaque and calculus from the deep periodontal pockets and for smoothening the tooth root for removing bacterial toxins. Scaling and root planing are sometimes followed by adjunctive therapy such as systemic antibiotics, host modulation, local delivery antimicrobials, etc. as the case may be.

Most dentists say that after the scaling and root planing, patients don’t need any further treatment. But patients may need ongoing maintenance therapy for sustaining health.

Tray Delivery Systems

A tray delivery system consists of a custom-fit tray made from impressions of the patient’s mouth. The patients use the tray at home for delivering medications prescribed by the dentist. These are similar to the fluoride trays, which are traditionally used for preventing tooth decay. AAP has reviewed many studies about treating periodontal disease using tray drug delivery systems. It could not be established that the tray method showed effective results than the non-surgical methods. When the best course of treatment is to be decided for each specific case, the patient must discuss the pros and cons of all the available treatment options with their dentists. When it comes to treating periodontal disease, one size doesn’t fit all.