Periodontitis is a condition that affects the bone structure, ligaments and gums, which anchor the teeth in position. Gum disease is often an unnoticed problem, with the sufferer unaware of the severity of the condition, which makes gum disease the main reason for adult tooth loss. At Crosby Village Dental we use advanced non-surgical treatment to fight the disease including scaling and root planning, rotary tooth brushing and time-released antibiotic therapy.
What are the causes of periodontal disease?
When we eat, food and bacteria form plaque, which sticks to the surface of our teeth. When a proper dental cleaning routine isn't maintained and this deposit is left to linger along the gum-line, it becomes hardened and is then incredibly difficult to remove through normal brushing. If it is continually left, the ligament and bone, which support the teeth then become infected and damaged and will progressively wear away. This is the very final stage and will leave you with ruined teeth, bones and ligaments, which will not grow back. Periodontal treatment Liverpool will enable us to halt this damage and stop further contamination.
What does treatment involve?
In order to ensure that the disease process is stopped our Liverpool periodontal treatment clinic may need you to come in for numerous visits for your treatment, but this will ensure that we get rid of all of the damaging material. Treatment will differ for each person depending on the severity of the problem but the appointments will typically involve the following:
- Scaling - the removal of plaque and calculus from on top of and underneath the gum-line of tooth roots
- Root planing - The removal of plaque and calculus from the roots of the teeth to leave a smooth, tough and clean root surface
We are also happy to offer a choice of local anaesthetic to those who suffer from sensitive teeth or feel uncomfortable.
If you are looking for periodontal treatment in Liverpool, contact one of our team today to discover how we can get your oral health to optimum standards.