Dental statistics record that about 80% of all extracted teeth are the result of periodontal disease.


What is periodontopathy (periodontitis)?

Periodontal disease is a disease that leads to the breakdown of the bone and tissue that hold the teeth in the jaw. When these structures are affected, the tissue cannot be fully restored. With proper treatment, the disease can be stopped, and the first step is a visit to the dentist and the dental office. Periodontitis is rarely localized to one tooth, usually all or most of the teeth are affected. The course of the disease itself is very slow and painless, so people are unaware of the problem and that is why it is important to come for regular check-ups at our office.

Advanced disease and a visit to the dental office

We are often approached by clients who have late and advanced periodontal disease. This disease is how we would they said slyly. Periodontitis is mostly a painless disease. Due to the painless course, patients are often unaware of the seriousness of the problem. Smile Time once again points to the importance regular controls that can localize the disease at the earliest stage.

What are the symptoms of periodontal disease?

Periodontitis is initially manifested by bleeding from the gums. Later, the bone around the tooth recedes, and the teeth may become sensitive to stimuli such as heat or cold. As the bone recedes more and more – breaks down, the teeth begin to move and wobble. The end result of the disease is tooth loss.

Periodontitis – treatment?

Proper and regular oral hygiene is the most important “medicine” in preventing periodontitis.

It is also necessary to remove all factors that lead to inflammation of the gums, which means professional cleaning, on average once a year, removal of bad fillings and prosthetic restorations. If the disease is advanced, curettage of pockets and periodontal surgery are applied.

Initial or mild form of periodontitis
Intermediate stage of periodontopathy
Pronounced periodontopathy

Tartar removal and tooth polishing

Tartar removal is often defined as an aesthetic procedure. You must understand that removing tartar from the teeth it is not only aesthetic in nature and does not only give a beautiful and confident smile. Removing stones is also an improvement in health, oral hygiene and the overall state of the organism. Regular cleaning of tartar gives health to the mouth and teeth.

Why does tartar occur?

Even if the oral hygiene is impeccable, there are bacteria in the mouth that together with proteins and sugars from food create deposits on the surface of the teeth – dental plaque. Dental plaque can be removed by brushing the teeth. When plaque stays on the teeth for a long time, minerals from saliva settle in it, mineralize it and tartar is formed, which cannot be removed from the teeth with a brush.

Should tartar be removed and why?

Plaque and calculus contain bacteria that lead to inflammation of the gums – gingivitis, which is manifested by their bleeding. Later, bone and tissue diseases occur hold the teeth in the jaw – periodontal disease. Regular check-ups at the dentist, on average once a year, deposits could be removed in a timely manner and thus prevent possible complications. Tartar cleaning is done by removing hard dental deposits with an ultrasonic device that painlessly and quickly cleans tartar with its vibrations. After the tartar is removed, the teeth are polished with the Air-Flow system, a procedure called tooth sandblasting. With this method, the surfaces of the teeth are mechanically cleaned of soft residual deposits with powder particles pigmentation caused by food, drink and harmful habits (coffee, tea, red wine, smoking, etc.). Plaque on the polished surface and scale will adhere more difficult, which prevents the deposition of microorganisms. Therefore, the teeth will be protected from caries and unpleasant gum diseases.

Extension of the clinical tooth crown (gingivectomy)

Gingivectomy is a surgical intervention that removes part of the gums around the teeth. The procedure may be indicated for aesthetic reasons.

For a beautiful smile, in addition to beautiful teeth, the relationship between the gingiva (gums) and the teeth is also very important. When this relationship is disturbed and the gums dominate, the teeth appear small, and a smile “full of gums” is called a Gummy smile. Then gingivectomy is the right solution for correcting the aesthetic defect, and the procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is painless.

When making prosthetic restorations in a situation where there is not enough tooth substance to place a fixed prosthetic restoration (crown or bridge) due to the decay of dental tissue, a procedure for lengthening the clinical tooth crown is performed.

Lobe operations

Flap surgery is a method used in the advanced stage of periodontitis. This method removes all changes in the gums. If the bone is resorbed and causes the teeth to wobble, artificial bone can be applied. Treatment of periodontitis with these methods requires the patient’s absolute cooperation in maintenance ideal oral hygiene in order to maintain the achieved result at the best level for as long as possible and parodnotopathy prevented it from progressing.

Periodontitis and treatment

Smile Time is always at your disposal when it comes to oral hygiene and health. It is very important to take certain preventive measures measures on time. You can always make an appointment examination at our office, and in this way you take care of your health.

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