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Scaling and root planning, periodontal pocket treatment

Scaling and root planning, periodontal pocket treatment

Parodontitis problem usually starts with gum inflammation. It is difficult to recognize, and it is its real danger, while developing the patients do not feel any pain, so they do not think they will need a dental treatment. Most of them do not consider gum bleeding as a symptom, they think it is a simple sensitiveness, although healthy gums never bleed, even during brushing teeth.

The triggering causes of parodontitis include : improper dental hygiene (high amount of tartar), diabetes, genetic reasons, smoking, immunodeficiency condition, taking certain medicine (ie: calcium channel blockings) and according to the latest researches the vitamin D. Nowadays parodontitis is the same kind of endemic disease as the dental decay.

Furthermore it makes it worse that most people are convinced that parodontitis is normal at a later age, middle-aged patients strongly think they will need prostheses soon. This should not be the case, as our teeth - like the other organs - are calibrated to serve us during our entire life.

We apply scaling and root planning if periodontal inflammation has developed. It is developing from gum inflammation, although not every gum inflammation causes periodontal inflammation, but once the disease has developed it will spread onto bone tissue which should keep the teeth.


During scaling and root planning we remove the inflamed tissues and the tartar from the wall of the gum pocket, this way we can stop the bacterial infections and their spreading. We clean the gum-pockets with mechanical and manual devices. We carry out this treatment twice or four times with local anaesthesia, because the disease makes it necessary to treat all the teeth.


The procedure of the treatment:

We start with removing tartar from the tooth surface, which will result in decreasing gum inflammation. Applying proper brushing technique there will be less possibility of developing further tartar. Then we go on with the treatment under the gum, in the course of which we remove the infected tissues and the tartar from the surface of the root. This will result in stopping the inflammation. To preserve this you will need to apply an appropriate brushing technique.


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