What treatment is suggested for Knoxville area patients with periodontitis?
Periodontitis is also known as periodontal disease, which some Knoxville area patients are familiar with as “gum disease.” There are several irreversible consequences to periodontitis including the loss of natural teeth, bones, and gum tissue. When patients are beginning to see the symptoms of periodontal disease, they need to seek the assistance of a quality dental team as soon as possible for treatment.
Periodontal treatment varies depending on the stage of the condition. Dr. Pablo Foncea of Sequoyah Dental Arts in Knoxville provides his patients with the education necessary to help avoid the development of the condition.
The early stages require a simple cleaning to address. The first stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis. At this stage, patients can reverse the condition. Signs of infection with gingivitis include red, inflamed gums that may bleed during brushing and flossing. This can be worrisome and patients dealing with gingivitis need to seek professional intervention as soon as possible to control the problem and keep it from progressing further. A professional cleaning can remove all the infection, bacteria, plaque, and tartar from the surfaces of the teeth and gums to address the problem.
The later stages of periodontal disease, (periodontitis) begin to show signs of further infection. The gum tissue may even begin to pull away from the teeth, resulting in the loss of natural teeth. Periodontitis in this stage is irreversible. However, patients can seek assistance from Dr. Pablo Foncea to undergo a treatment called scaling and root planing. This can help remove plaque, tartar, and bacteria from the roots of the teeth, and patients may need to undergo antibiotic treatment to address any infection.
Periodontitis treatment varies depending on each patient’s individual situation. Patients in the Knoxville area and surrounding communities, including Farragut, should contact Sequoyah Dental Arts as soon as they see the signs of periodontal disease for early and effective treatment.