What is Periodontology?

Periodontology is the branch of dentistry that examines the health and disease conditions of the teeth and the tissues around them, and aims to diagnose and treat the diseases that occur in these tissues and to protect the health obtained after treatment.

Gum diseases cover a wide area from simple gingivitis (gingivitis) to severe infections (periodontitis) where the jaw bones melt and teeth are lost by shaking. With diseases, the gums swell, redden, bleed, recede; teeth lengthen; bad breath occurs; The teeth are displaced, spaced apart and eventually lost. Gingival bleeding, which is one of the most important symptoms of gum disease and easily noticed by the patient, occurs while brushing teeth, eating hard foods, and sometimes spontaneously. These diseases are usually chronic diseases. Although the disease is present, it may not be noticed for a while because there is usually no pain. If the gums are bleeding and enlarged, there are calculus, the gums have receded and the teeth have elongated, some teeth are displaced and spaced apart and are wobbly, there is a bad taste and bad odor in the mouth, you should definitely go to a gum disease specialist.

The main purpose of periodontal treatment is to keep hopeless, unhealthy teeth in the mouth. Different treatment methods are applied according to the type and severity of the disease.

Periodontal treatments; First of all, it can be simply summarized as oral hygiene education, calculus removal, root surface straightening, regenerative, reconstructive and mucogingival operations. At the same time, providing gingival aesthetics of individuals with a high smile line is also within the scope of periodontal treatment. The type and severity of the disease, the patient’s habits and cooperation with the physician, the standard of oral hygiene directly affect the planning and success of the treatment.

Treatment Methods

Surgical procedures related to oral, dental and maxillofacial diseases can be performed under local anesthesia (regional numbing) or under general anesthesia. The patients are kept under observation by being hospitalized after major surgical procedures. In the application of surgical procedures, the comfort of the patients, their existing diseases, their anxiety and fear from the treatment are taken into consideration first and then the patients are treated accordingly.

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