What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the branch of dental specialization focusing exclusively on the inflammatory disease that ruins the gums and other holding structures around the teeth. A periodontist is a dentist who particularizes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of periodontal, or disease, and the emplacement of dental implants.
Scope of Periodontists' capabilities ranges from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Their offering of treatments is quite impressive, which includes scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). When required, periodontists can also perform surgical operations for patients with severe gum diseases.
Periodontal Gum Surgery:
Gum surgery also termed periodontal surgery, betters the prospects of unhealthy gums and teeth and the overall aesthetics of the oral cavity. A healthy gum or gingiva stays intact to the tooth structure and does not let any food particles settle in between. Improper cleaning or certain health conditions can lead to gingivitis, which is a disease of inflammation of the gums. Resulting from this, food particles slowly start settling to form a hard layer called tartar in between teeth and gums.
Gingivitis left unattended takes the form of Periodontitis (aggrevated gingivitis) causing severe damage to the structures supporting the tooth. Gingivitis and periodontitis lead to a gap between the tooth and gum structure forming a pocket. So, one of the main objectives of gum surgery is to remove these deep pockets successfully, thus aiming to improve dental aesthetics.
What to expect when going in for Gum Surgery: Minor cases of gum surgeries can be performed by a general dentist, but complex ones need the services of a Periodontist.
Gum surgery is not a lasting procedure in treating gum diseases, chances of backsliding are always there. Maintaining good oral hygiene and a regular follow-up with your dentist can replenish the dental health post-surgery.
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