Periodontal Treatments in Limassol, Cyprus

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Periodontal Treatments in Limassol - FAQ

Does periodontal treatment hurt?

To be honest, the answer is yes. However, if you have a gum infection, most likely you already have pain. If you don’t go for periodic check-ups to allow your dentist to catch periodontal disease in the early stages, you’ll definitely experience pain during treatment.

Periodontitis is a serious gum infection that requires professional dental care. However, there are steps you can take at home to improve your oral hygiene and potentially slow the progression of the disease. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day are crucial to remove plaque and bacteria. Consider using a saltwater rinse. Make a solution of warm water and salt, and swish it around your mouth for 30 seconds several times a day. This can help reduce inflammation. Moreover, you need to avoid excessive smoking and alcohol consumption if you have gum inflammation.

Is periodontitis treatment expensive?

The cost depends on the severity of the disease, the treatment needed, the location of the dental clinic, and the cost of living in the area. However, GESY plans in Cyprus cover one cleaning per year. Attending regular checkups can help you avoid expensive treatments and the excessive pain that can come with advanced gum disease.

Even though can be expensive, periodontal treatment can save your teeth, improve overall oral health, decrease the possibility of losing your teeth, and prevent future pain.

What are the signs of periodontal disease?

  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth

What is periodontal treatment?

In periodontal treatments we focus on maintaining oral health and treating all tissues of the mouth (tissues, periodontium and mucous membrane) the most common diseases of periodontal tissues are gingivitis and periodontitis with symptoms such as red, swollen or sensitive gums, gums that have begun to recede, bleeding in brushing, bad breath, tooth positioning.

What is the main cause of periodontal disease?

The main cause of periodontal disease is the buildup of plaque. When plaque isn’t removed through regular brushing and flossing, it hardens into tartar (calculus). This tartar irritates the gums, leading to inflammation and infection.

What are the signs of periodontal disease?

Gum disease, commonly referred to as periodontal disease, progresses gradually and may start with a number of warnings:

  • Gum inflammation is usually the first sign to appear. You will notice red, swollen, and sensitive gums.
  • Brushing or flossing may cause your gums to bleed if left inflamed. Blood is, most of the time, an indication of inflammation and irritation.
  • As a result of the gums gradually pulling away from the teeth, the tooth root, which is more sensitive to decay, becomes exposed.
  • The next stage is the appearance of pockets between the gum tissue and teeth as the gums recede. Plaque and germs can accumulate in these pockets, worsening the condition.
  • As time goes on, the ligaments and bone that support your teeth deteriorate. Teeth may become loose or even jiggle a little as a result of this. This is the case where gingivitis turns in periodontitis.
  • Persistent bad breath can be a sign of gum disease, as bacteria produce unpleasant odors.
  • In severe cases, you might notice pus seeping from the infected pockets between your teeth and gums.

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What are the phases of periodontal therapy?

  1. Initial Therapy. Scaling is the procedure of removing plaque and tartar from above the gumline followed by root planning, which is the procedure of smoothening rough tooth root surfaces, making it harder for plaque to accumulate and promoting gum healing. At this stage your therapist will give you oral hygiene instructions for home care.
  2. Re-evaluation including pocket reduction procedures if needed. This phase assesses the effectiveness of the initial cleaning and determines if further treatment is necessary. If there are spaces between teeth and gums which may harbor infection, pocket reduction surgery might be recommended.
  3. Periodontal reconstruction with the aim to address any damages caused by advanced gum disease, i.e bone loss and/or gum recession.
  4. Support after periodontal treatment. Frequent checkups will be established by your therapist for prevention of gum disease recurring. The therapist will assess also if the home care instructions were enough to maintain oral hygiene.

How long does it take to heal after periodontal treatment?

Deep cleaning removes plaque and tartar below the gum line, allowing the gums to heal around the teeth. It takes about seven days for the gums to heal. Complete healing and re-attachment can take up to six or eight weeks.

Who is it best suited for periodontal treatment?

Periodontal treatment is recommendet for anyone with any stage of gum disease, from gingivitis (the mildest form) to severe periodontitis. However, smokers, diabetics, and individuals with poor oral hygiene or a family history of gum disease, are at higher risk, so should consider periodontal and gum evaluations more often.

What is the new treatment for periodontitis?

There are a few revolutionary new treatment for periodontitis.  Everyone should consider minimally invasive techniques. However, the best approach will depend on the severity of your gum disease and your individual needs.

  • Antimicrobial therapies: New medications beyond traditional antibiotics are being explored to target specific bacteria involved in gum disease.
  • Laser-assisted periodontal therapy: Lasers offer a minimally invasive way to remove infected tissue, kill bacteria, and promote healing.
  • Immunomodulatory therapy: This approach focuses on regulating the body’s immune response to the infection, potentially helping to control inflammation and bone loss.
  • Stem cell and tissue regeneration techniques: While still under research, these techniques hold promise for regenerating lost bone and gum tissue.

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