Therapy of gingivitis includes plaque and tartar removal above the edges of the gingiva, while the periodontitis is successfully treated by cleaning tartar below the gum line. The results of the treatment can be improved by surgical therapy, if necessary.
During the periodontal treatment, we additionally educate the patient about the proper brushing and maintenance of oral hygiene so that the results of the treatment are successful.
Periodontal treatment doesn’t end with the therapy in our clinic. To make sure the periodontal disease doesn’t come back, the therapy needs to be performed regularly at home and supervised by a dental doctor on regular check-ups. Unfortunately, periodontal treatment requires extraction of the teeth that have been heavily affected by the disease in order to eliminate high risks factors for systemic diseases.
Patients often come with a very advanced form of periodontitis when it is almost impossible to save the teeth. In such cases, we advise consultation about dental implant therapy.