The basic requirement for all dental treatments is a healthy gum, because even the slightest gingivitis may compromise or frustrate precise dental procedures. Besides, inflammatory diseases of the gingiva are proved to have health and tooth damaging effects (focal infections, heart diseases, etc.)
The primary cause of gingivitis is the plaque deposited on the neck of the teeth. If this condition lasts for a long time, the inflammation extends to the periodontal attachment apparatus, the periodontium, and it results in alveolar bone loss. The teeth become loose—this condition is called periodontal atrophy, but it can be stopped or slowed down with appropriate treatment.
The first step in the treatment is to eliminate all factors possibly maintaining the periodontal inflammation. Besides removing dental plaque and calculus, bad fillings as well as ill-fitting crowns and bridges should also be taken out.
The first consultation with the patient includes an oral hygiene assessment. Dental calculus, on the long term, damages the teeth and the gingiva. The deposited calculus and the discolorations are removed from the surface of the teeth with the help of an ultrasonic device or high-pressure cleaning powder. Calculus formation does not take place on a smooth, plaque-free tooth surface.
The long-term success of dental procedures highly depends on maintaining a perfect oral hygiene. Regular and professional oral care requires the knowledge of modern oral hygiene techniques and products. Our dental hygienist will help our patients with this.