Periodontists are the dental specialists who treat gum disease and are known as the plastic surgeons for your smile. Periodontal disease and decay are caused by bacterial plaque, which is the primary cause of gum disease in genetically susceptible individuals. Plaque is a colorless film that sticks to your teeth at the gumline. Plaque constantly forms on your teeth, and if it is not removed, it will harden into a rough, porous substance known as calculus (or tartar).
Bacteria found in plaque produces toxins or poisons that irritate the gums, which may cause them to turn red, swell, and bleed easily. If this irritation is prolonged, the gums separate from the teeth, causing pockets (spaces) to form. As periodontal disease progresses, the supporting gum tissue and bone that holds teeth in place deteriorate. Left untreated is the primary reason people loose teeth.
The range of treatments in periodontics are:
Gums affected by periodontosis can be cured, with treatment ranging from simple scaling and curettage up to actual periodontal plastic surgery. The total duration of periodontal treatment is varies for each individual.
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Gum recession is one of the gum problems that patients can frequently identify. When the recession is in the front of the mouth, it may be readily seen, especially if it is on the upper front teeth.
Periodontal Plastic Surgery is predictable in creating thick, tough gum tissue (called "attached gingiva") which will prevent further recession, and in some cases will also cover the existing recession. An important point to understand is that these periodontal plastic surgical techniques have the treatment of recession as their primary treatment objective.
The appearance of the gingival tissues surrounding the teeth plays an important role in the esthetics of the anterior maxillary region of the mouth.
Abnormalities in symmetry and contour can significantly affect the harmonious appearance of the natural or prosthetic dentition. As well nowadays, patients have a greater desire for more esthetic results which may influence treatment choice.
Esthetic periodontal surgery is sometimes performed to change the dimension of the front teeth and to optimize the esthetic outcome of treatment with new crown restorations or other esthetic dental care.
In some instances a simple procedure can increase the length of the teeth to improve esthetics. Extensive dental work is often necessary to restore oral health.
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