Periodontal surgery

Intervento parodontale, cura tasche parodontali

Periodontitis and Periodontal Intervention

Periodontitis, more commonly known as “pyorrhea,” is an infectious disease caused by the presence of bacteria. The disease occurs when periodontal pockets form, which are pockets between the tooth and gum where bacteria accumulate. Generally, these spaces measure between 1 and 3 mm, but if they deepen, they become a breeding ground for the bacteria present in the mouth to nest and multiply.

The pockets deepen precisely because of the bacteria that initially cause inflammation of the gums and, if not removed, lead to periodontitis where they destroy the gum and bone, until the tooth falls out. To avoid periodontitis, proper oral hygiene is very important, because the food residues that remain in the pockets allow bacteria to feed and proliferate.

How and when to perform periodontal surgery

To remove the bacteria in periodontal pockets is not sufficient oral hygiene at home, because the toothbrush can not get there, but it is necessary to perform, after careful anesthesia, the gingival curettage, ie the sanding, with a special tool called curette, the inside of the pocket and the exposed root, with the consequent removal of plaque, tartar and infected tissue. If the pockets are particularly deep, even gingival curettage is not sufficient, but it is necessary to resort to periodontal intervention.

With periodontal surgery, an incision is made in the gum, the surface of the root and the deepest part of the pocket where the bacteria are located are reached, the infected part is cleaned and the bacteria are removed. Finally, the wound is closed with stitches. Periodontal surgery restores stability to the teeth, even if they were previously moving and seemed destined to fall out.

Thanks to periodontal surgery, it is possible to eliminate inflammation of the gums, completely cure periodontitis, improve dental stability and overall health.

Periodontal surgery also protects the heart

Periodontal surgery protects your smile, but it also protects your heart. Periodontal bacteria, through the bloodstream, can spread to other parts of the body including the heart, causing heart problems such as infection and inflammation of the endocardium, the inner part of the heart (bacterial endocarditis). Therefore, it is important to eliminate the bacteria and, if you have deep pockets, resort to periodontal intervention.

Periodontal surgery at the Studio Dr Schmitz

If you have problems with periodontitis, deep pockets and shifting teeth, please contact Studio Dr Schmitz. Through a digital orthopanoramic examination and a special pocket examination, we will assess your situation. We will do our best to help you solve your problems.