Periodontitis Treatment in Nicosia

Saving Teeth & Ensuring Healthy Gums

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Periodontitis, an aggressive stage of gum disease, can affect your smile, attacking the structures supporting your teeth. However, with the dawn of laser-assisted devices, treating periodontitis has become more precise, efficient, and less invasive than ever.

In our dental clinic, we harness the power of state-of-the-art lasers to target and eliminate the bacteria causing periodontal disease, while preserving and rejuvenating your gums.

Trust in our expertise and the cutting-edge technology we use to help you reclaim and maintain your oral health!

What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is a severe gum infection that damages the soft tissue and destroys the bone that supports your teeth. When these tissues are “injured,” our teeth become increasingly mobile, leading to tooth loss or worse if not treated timely.

Periodontitis is the advanced stage of gum disease, which begins as gingivitis. It’s caused by the accumulation of dental plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on teeth. If left untreated, this plaque hardens under the gum line into tartar, leading to inflammation and periodontitis.

Periodontitis is one of the most common causes of tooth loss in adults. Chronic periodontitis affects adults primarily, but it can occur at any age.

Regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene practices, and professional cleanings are essential in preventing and managing this condition.

Common Periodontitis Symptoms

Recognizing the urgency of seeking treatment is crucial, as periodontitis often exhibits several symptoms:
Gums that Bleed and Detach

Gums that bleed upon brushing and seem detached from the tooth surface signal potential periodontal issues.

As the condition progresses, teeth might feel loose or mobile due to the weakening of surrounding tissues.

The shifting of teeth position can occur, indicating underlying gum problems.

The presence of pus and swellings between teeth and gums could indicate advanced gum disease.

Persistent bad breath or a foul taste in the mouth may be associated with periodontitis-related infections.

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Diagnosis of Periodontitis

Our expert dentists and periodontists can accurately diagnose gum disease at every stage and offer effective treatment. The periodontitis diagnosis typically includes:
Periodontal Examination

We meticulously examine your gums and supporting structures, evaluating overall gum health and identifying potential problems.

X-rays play a vital role in revealing hidden issues in oral health helping detect bone loss and signs of gum disease that may not be visible during visual examinations.

Our periodontist measures periodontal pocket depths, providing information about the severity of gum disease and guiding treatment planning.

We offer advanced genetic testing to determine your susceptibility to gum disease, enabling us to tailor treatment strategies to your unique genetic profile.

Experience the benefits of our comprehensive diagnostic methods as we work together to enhance your gum health.

Surgical Treatment of Gum Disease

Advanced periodontal treatments include:
Flap Surgery

Involves lifting the gums to access and remove tartar from tooth roots, promoting gum healing.

Bone Grafts

Regenerate lost bone tissue caused by gum disease, providing improved support for teeth and preventing tooth loss.

Soft Tissue Grafts

Transplant gum tissue treats recession, enhances gum health, and reduces gum sensitivity.

Guided Tissue Regeneration

Stimulates new bone and tissue growth in affected gum areas, restoring gum’s health.

Enamel Matrix Derivative Application

Encourages gum tissue regeneration and attachment to teeth, promoting healing and reducing the risk of further gum issues.

Laser Therapy

Removes infected gum tissue and assists in healing through laser treatment, offering a minimally invasive approach to gum disease management.

Laser-Assisted Periodontal Treatment at Symeou Dental Center

Although scaling and root planing effectively remove plaque buildup of teeth in patients with periodontal disease, it does not eliminate all the bacteria that cause gum disease. 

When necessary, the treatment is supplemented with the use of laser to effectively disinfect the pockets between the gum and the tooth root, and remove any remaining deposits after the traditional treatment.

Our laser technology is precise, quick and painless. Its germicidal effect means bacteria are removed, and existing biofilm on the tooth surface is dehydrated and deactivated. 

The integrated water supply cools the preparation site and rinses out the removed deposits. Our laser technology facilitates faster wound healing without postoperative complications.

Causes & Prevention of Periodontitis

Oral Hygiene and Plaque Accumulation

Inadequate brushing and flossing lead to plaque buildup, a core contributor to gum problems and periodontal disease. Consistent and effective oral care, including regular brushing and flossing, minimizes plaque buildup.

Smoking and Gum Health

Smoking worsens gum health, exacerbating existing issues and elevating the risk of gum disease. Quitting smoking significantly reduces gum disease risk.

Diabetes and Gum Disease Susceptibility

Mismanaged diabetes weakens infection resistance, heightening susceptibility to gum disease.

Hormonal Changes and Gum Sensitivity

Hormonal shifts during pregnancy and menopause can increase gum sensitivity and potential issues.

Medication and Dry Mouth Risk

Certain medications can induce dry mouth and increase the risk of gum disease.

Severe Complications of Periodontitis

Loss of Teeth

As periodontal disease advances, the risk of tooth loss increases due to weakened gum and bone support.

The shrinking of gums can expose tooth roots, leading to sensitivity and aesthetic concerns.

Severe gum issues can erode the jawbone, compromising oral structure and tooth stability.

Infections within the gums can result in the formation of pockets of pus, causing discomfort and further damage.

Emerging research establishes connections between gum diseases and systemic health issues like heart disease and diabetes.

Save your teeth and gums before it’s too late by calling Symeou Dental Center for an initial consultation today!

Research and Advancements

Periodontics is rapidly evolving, introducing innovative methods for treating periodontitis. Here are some remarkable advancements:

Laser Technology

The use of lasers revolutionizes periodontal treatments, providing precise and efficient interventions.

Regenerative Periodontal Therapy

Breakthrough treatments stimulate the repair and regeneration of damaged gum and tissue structures, paving the way for improved oral health.

Tissue Engineering

Advancements in crafting artificial gum and bone tissues offer promising solutions for restoring compromised oral structures.

Biomaterials

The integration of cutting-edge materials enhances the effectiveness of periodontal therapies, ensuring better outcomes for patients.

Genetic Studies

Delving into genetic influences on periodontal diseases contributes to a deeper understanding of their development and progression.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dentists may recommend a periodontist for specialized gum disease treatment, implant placement, advanced gum disease cases, complex situations, or procedures related to implants.

Certainly, a periodontist can address receding gums through gum grafting, restoring gum tissue.

Dentists can manage mild gum disease cases, but severe cases may require a periodontist’s expertise.

It’s never too late for periodontal treatment. Early intervention means better outcomes, but periodontists can help at any stage. With proper treatment and oral care, many with gum disease can maintain their teeth.

Periodontal procedures are typically done with anesthesia, minimizing discomfort.

A toothpaste with fluoride and antimicrobial elements can benefit those with periodontitis.

Halting gum recession involves maintaining optimal oral hygiene, avoiding smoking, and promptly addressing gum disease or associated concerns.

Advanced periodontal disease can indeed result in tooth loss if left untreated. However, timely treatment and proper care can help prevent tooth loss.

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