Frequently Asked Questions

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Is it mandatory to follow up after the periodontal treatment? When should I visit the periodontist for recall visit?

Yes, it is mandatory to follow up after periodontal treatment. It should be done regularly at an interval of three months as part of the maintenance treatment after periodontal treatment. It involves professional monitoring and evaluation to reduce the risk of future infections and prevent reoccurrence of gum diseases.

What is the importance of ER-YAG, ND-YAG, and Diode laser application in periodontal treatment?

ER-YAG and DN-YAd lasers has the highest value in dental practice due to the following benefits

  • Provide comprehensive treatment for both soft and hard tissues within periodontal pockets
  • Is effective and suitable for treating a variety of periodontal conditions
  • Causes very less bleeding Decreased swelling, edema and scarring
  • Decreased pain
  • Faster healing response
  • Increased patient acceptance
  • Much better and early results

What are the advantages of Laser gum treatment?

  • Precisely and accurately target the diseased areas
  • Minimal invasive procedure
  • Less discomfort during and after the procedure
  • Less bleeding, swelling, and pain
  • Only one or two visits are sufficient
  • Healing is better and early as compared to conventional technique
  • Shorter recovery
  • No sutures are required
  • Greater results
  • Targets the coloured bacteria which is the root cause for periodontitis

How to maintain oral cavity after the periodontal treatment?

After undergoing any periodontal treatment, maintaining a good oral hygiene is the most critical step to avoid any recurrence of the inflammation. Good oral hygiene involves proper brushing and flossing of teeth daily. It should be followed by regular mouth rinse with an antimicrobial mouth wash. In addition to oral hygiene, person should avoid or stop smoking, and follow all the instructions given by the dentist. Moreover regular periodontal maintenance (often at an interval of three-month), and professional monitoring and evaluation is also required to reduce the risk of future infections.

What is gum disease? Does it run in the family?

Gum diseases are disorders of the tissue that support and surround the teeth. It is caused by plaque accumulation and can lead to tooth loss. Its main symptoms include bleeding, red, swollen and tender gums.

What is bone graft? In which condition is bone graft advisable?

Bone grafting in the oral cavity is a routine, predictable and painless procedure that is performed in people who do not have enough healthy natural bone. The procedure involves “building up” or adding bone to the jaw either by using patients own natural bone from another location and/or by using donor, processed or synthetic bone materials. It is advisable in bone loss conditions due to disease, infection, or injury. It is done to help the bone heal around the surgically implanted devices.

Is Laser procedure safe? Are there any side effect of Laser therapy?

Laser dentistry offers a gentle, safe and minimally invasive option for a wide range of oral diseases.Laser procedures are minimally risky if it is performed by a trained dentist and meetsthe laser power limits. It may cause damage to the eyes, so every person in the procedure room must wear special protective glasseswhen the laser is being used.

What is the importance of Laser gum treatment?

Laser therapy is the most revolutionary form of treatment, especially for gum disorders. Most of the gum diseases are associated with plaque build-up or tartar formation and laser tools can very well and effectively clean this accumulation. Laser gum treatment is important due to the following:

  • Immediately eliminates bleeding of gums
  • Seals deep periodontal pockets
  • Reduces loose teeth
  • Regenerates bone and ligament tissue
  • Can vaporize and remove diseased tissue from the mouth
  • Removes the decayed portion of a tooth
  • Preserve more of the healthy tooth during cavity removal

How to cure the gum disease?

The best way to treat gum diseases is to practice good oral hygiene like brushing, flossing, using fluoride toothpaste, mouth rinsing etc. But in some severe cases, specialist treatment may be required. This includes Scale & polish, Root planning etc. In addition to these, following surgical treatments may be required in some severe cases of gum diseases when  tissue around the teeth is unhealthy and cannot be repaired with nonsurgical options

  • Flap surgery/pocket reduction surgery
  • Bone grafts
  • Soft tissue grafts
  • Guided tissue regeneration
  • Bone surgery

Is there any relationship between gum disease and systemic condition?

Yes. Gum diseases and systemic conditions are closely related. Recent research studies have confirmed inflammation to be the relating factor between these two as many chronic inflammatory conditions like Diabetes, Heart diseases, Osteoporosis, Respiratory diseases etc. almost always have gum disorders associated with them.

What will happen to the untreated conditions of periodontitis or Gum diseases?

If left untreated, gum disease may destroy the periodontal ligament, tissue, and the alveolar bone. These structures support the teeth and their destruction may lead to loosening, infection and other disorders of teeth. In most of the cases, teeth need to be removed if gum diseases are not controlled at an early stage.

When to see the gum specialist?

Periodontist or gum specialist deals with disorders and diseases of the supporting structures of the teeth like gum, bone and connective tissues that surround and support the teeth. Although most of the gum disorders are asymptomatic but some of the early warning signs include slight bleeding during brush or floss, slight redness and inflammation of the gum margins, bad taste or breathe. As soon as any of these symptoms appear, it is good to see the gum specialist to prevent other periodontal diseases and major treatment procedures.

What is gum bleeding & how to treat bleeding gums?

Bleeding from gums that occurs during brushing or flossing of teeth is a very early sign of gingivitis. It may appear as pink in the sink or pink on the brush. As this condition is mild and painless, it is mostly ignored by common people until it advances.Treatment of bleeding gums requires good oral care at home and professional cleaningof plaque at a dental clinic to prevent periodontal diseases.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is one of the best and clearest ways to align teeth. They are virtually invisible, removable and straighten teeth without being noticed. They are custom-made, comfortable and only available with a few certified clinics in India such as Dental Solutions, Bangalore.

How can I improve my smile with DSD?

Digital Smile Design provides aesthetic and consistent outcomes by gathering comprehensive diagnostic data that serve as a guide to subsequent design phases. This helps in strengthening diagnostic vision by mapping it against patient expectations.

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