Prevention and treatment of periodontal disease

It’s no secret that prevention is always better than cure. And with periodontitis, too. It is another matter that it is not always possible to get by with only preventive measures, and then it is strongly not recommended to delay contacting a doctor.

Periodontal disease is a serious periodontal disease that has a primary dystrophic character. This is its fundamental difference from periodontitis and gingivitis, which have inflammatory properties.

Be that as it may, but any disease is always better to prevent. In the case of periodontitis, the recommendations will be general – thorough and proper oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and the rejection of bad habits.

So, oral hygiene. It would seem that everything is simple and clear, because everyone knows that teeth should be brushed twice a day, and ideally after each meal. That’s just not all carry out these activities even and correctly. There are plenty of instructions on this subject on the network, they will not be duplicated. We recommend only the use of electric toothbrushes with a timer. They help to ensure the necessary duration of the described procedure.

It is very important, among other things, to thoroughly clean the interdental space. This in turn means the need for regular flossing. It’s also a good idea to get an oral irrigator. This device will not only effectively clean the space between the teeth and under the crowns (if any), but will also massage the gums.

As for nutrition, everything is simple: less sweets, avoiding carbonated drinks, more vegetables and fruits, fiber, etc.

Of course, it should be understood that the disease often described is caused by hereditary causes, endocrine diseases, hypertension, atherosclerosis, etc. And here it is not always possible to get by with exclusively preventive measures. But in any case, it is very important to remember that the treatment of periodontal disease will be faster and more effective the sooner it starts. At the same time, the insidiousness of this disease is that, unlike gingivitis and periodontitis, it does not make itself felt with symptoms for a very long time. With periodontal disease, the gums do not swell and bleed, and the teeth retain their immobility to the last. That is why visits to the dentist should be regular, regardless of the presence of certain problems.

Visit the clinic twice a year, and then you will surely be able to recognize and defeat the disease in the early stages. In this case, it will be possible to get by with medical treatment, as well as physiotherapy. Another thing is when the disease in its development has gone far. Then there is no need for surgery. Of course, qualified specialists are able to help in any case. And prevention – in any case, it will not be superfluous!

Draw your attention to! The information presented in the article is for informational purposes and does not call for self-diagnosis, self-treatment and influence on your body by any means. Only a qualified specialist (doctor, trainer, nutritionist, etc.) can make a diagnosis, prescribe (recommend) treatment and medications or dietary supplements, give recommendations on nutrition and training, and also control the treatment process (weight loss, training), focusing on a particular person and based on his individual characteristics.

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