Can you have periodontitis treated?
The answer is yes, periodontitis can be treated. But there is a misunderstanding: Some people expect that after the periodontal treatment , they will not have to deal ever again with their gums. They assume that since periodontitis is a microbial infection, it will be treated the same way as a flu or an intestinal disease caused by microbes.
This is unfortunately not true for periodontitis. The reason is that the etiology of periodontitis is not olny microbial. It has to do a lot with the body's response to the microbial plaque. Moreover factors like smoking, oral hygiene, gene predisposition and even some diseases like diabetes can also contribute to the etiology of periodontitis.
So after the fulfilment of the periodontal therapy, you have to clearly understand that you must follow a strict maintenance schedule. That means that you should visit your periodontist regularly for professional cleaning and localized scaling and root planing at intervals that the periodontist will advise you to.
Frequently Asked Questions- Periodontology
- What is periodontitis?
- What is gingivitis?
- How can I be sure I have periodontitis or gingivitis?
- My dentist feels that I should see a specialist because I have gum disease, but I feel nothing and my gums do not bleed. Is it possible that I still have periodontitis?
- What is the difference between a periodontist and a general dentist?
- What causes periodontitis?
- Is periodontitis contagious?
- I am a smoker and I won't quit. Will I still benefit from the treatment of periodontitis?
- My dentist always told me I have good teeth and now my teeth are falling. How can this happen?
- Can you have periodontitis treated?
- What is the treatment for periodontitis?
- What toothpaste and what mouthwash should I use if I have periodontitis?
- Will I be in pain during the periodontitis treatment?
- Will I be in pain after the periodontal treatment? Will I be able to eat normally?
- How long does the periodontal treatment last?
- What will happen if I don't have the periodontitis treated?
- I have periodontitis and I need treatment, but I also need some new fillings, crowns and root canal treatments. What should I have taken care of first?
- How can I prevent periodontitis?
- I had periodontal treatment in the past, but now my gums have the disease again and I am frustrated. This disease never goes?
- After the fulfilment of the periodontal treatment, will I still need to see the periodontist or will I be able to have dental cleanings with my dentist?