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Don't Ignore Bleeding Gums! The Importance of Periodontal Disease Treatment

  • Improved Oral Health: Periodontal disease treatment significantly improves oral health by addressing gum inflammation and preventing further damage to the gums and teeth.
  • Reduced Risk of Tooth Loss: Effective treatment reduces the risk of tooth loss associated with advanced stages of periodontal disease, preserving a natural and functional smile.
  • Pain Relief: Treatment alleviates discomfort and pain associated with gum disease, allowing individuals to enjoy their daily activities without the distraction of oral discomfort.
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    Diagnosing Periodontal Disease
    Discover effective methods for diagnosing periodontal disease, crucial for maintaining oral health and preventing serious dental complications.
    Periodontal disease is a serious infection and the number one reason adults lose teeth. As periodontal disease advances, the infection can destroy the ligaments and bone that support your teeth.
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    Poor Oral Hygiene
    The most common cause is inadequate oral hygiene practices such as infrequent or improper brushing and flossing. When plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, builds up on teeth and gums, it can harden into tartar (calculus), leading to gum irritation and inflammation.
    Bacterial Growth
    The mouth naturally harbors bacteria. When plaque is not regularly removed through proper oral hygiene, bacteria multiply and produce toxins that irritate the gums, causing inflammation.
    Smoking and Tobacco Use
    Tobacco use, including smoking and chewing tobacco, is a significant risk factor for periodontal disease. Smoking weakens the immune system, making it harder for the body to fight off gum infections. It also reduces blood flow to the gums, impairing their ability to heal.
    Genetic factors can influence an individual’s susceptibility to periodontal disease. Some people may be more prone to developing gum disease due to genetic predispositions affecting their immune response and the strength of their gum tissues.
    Systemic Diseases
    Certain systemic diseases such as diabetes, HIV/AIDS, and autoimmune disorders can increase the risk of periodontal disease. These conditions weaken the immune system, making it less effective in fighting gum infections.
    Poor Nutrition
    A diet lacking in essential nutrients, particularly vitamin C and calcium, can weaken the immune system and compromise gum health, making individuals more susceptible to periodontal disease.
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    Periodontal Disease Treatment Procedure
    Learn about the treatment process for periodontal disease, a common dental issue affecting gums and surrounding tissues.


    Initial Examination

    Patients undergo a comprehensive dental examination, including a review of their medical history. Dr. Margarita Kutsikovich assesses the patient's oral health, including gums, teeth, and overall oral tissues. X-rays and other diagnostic tests may be conducted to determine the extent of periodontal disease.


    Treatment Planning

    Based on the examination findings, Dr. Kutsikovich develops a personalized treatment plan tailored to the patient's needs. The treatment plan may include both non-surgical and surgical interventions, depending on the severity of the periodontal disease.


    Non-Surgical Treatment

    Non-surgical treatments such as scaling and root planing (deep cleaning) are often the first line of defense against periodontal disease. During scaling, plaque and tartar are removed from above and below the gumline. Root planing involves smoothing the root surfaces to remove bacterial toxins and promote gum reattachment.


    Periodontal Maintenance

    Following non-surgical treatment, patients are typically scheduled for regular periodontal maintenance appointments. These appointments involve thorough cleanings and evaluations to monitor the progress of periodontal therapy and prevent the recurrence of disease.


    Surgical Treatment

    In cases where non-surgical treatment is insufficient, surgical intervention may be required. Surgical procedures may include pocket reduction surgery, gum grafts, bone grafts, or guided tissue regeneration to restore gum and bone health.


    Ongoing Monitoring

    Patients are regularly monitored to ensure the success of their periodontal treatment.Dr. Kutsikovich and her team provide ongoing support and education to help patients maintain optimal oral health and prevent the recurrence of periodontal disease.


    Patient Education

    Throughout the treatment process, patients receive education on proper oral hygiene practices, including brushing, flossing, and the use of antimicrobial rinses.Dr. Kutsikovich and her team emphasize the importance of regular dental visits for maintaining gum health and preventing periodontal disease progression.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Discover essential answers to common queries about periodontal disease treatment. From procedures to recovery, get clarity on what to expect and how to maintain oral health post-treatment.
    What is periodontal disease?
    Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, is an infection of the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. It’s caused by bacteria found in plaque, the sticky film that forms on your teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other serious health issues.
    Common signs include swollen or bleeding gums, persistent bad breath, receding gums, loose teeth, and changes in the way your teeth fit together when you bite. Regular dental check-ups are essential to catch and treat periodontal disease early.
    Your dentist will examine your gums for signs of inflammation and use a probe to measure the depth of spaces around your teeth. X-rays may also be taken to assess the bone supporting your teeth. Early diagnosis is key to effective treatment.
    Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the disease. They may include professional deep cleaning (scaling and root planing), medications, and surgical procedures such as gum grafts or flap surgery. Your dentist will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.
    While advanced periodontal disease can’t be completely cured, it can be managed effectively with proper treatment and ongoing care. With good oral hygiene habits and regular dental visits, you can prevent further progression and maintain the health of your gums and teeth.
    Most periodontal treatments are performed under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. You may experience some soreness or sensitivity following the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dentist will provide detailed instructions on how to care for your gums post-treatment.
    The duration of treatment depends on the severity of your condition and the chosen treatment plan. In general, it may take several appointments to complete non-surgical procedures like scaling and root planing. Surgical interventions may require additional time for healing and follow-up visits.
    Yes, practicing good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent periodontal disease. This includes brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily, using an antimicrobial mouthwash, and visiting your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and check-ups. Avoiding tobacco products and maintaining a healthy diet also contribute to gum health.
    Untreated periodontal disease can lead to serious complications, including tooth loss, bone damage, and systemic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections. Early intervention is crucial to prevent these adverse effects and preserve your overall health.
    After undergoing treatment for periodontal disease, it’s essential to maintain regular dental visits for periodontal maintenance cleanings. These cleanings typically occur every three to four months and involve removing plaque and tartar buildup to prevent the recurrence of gum disease. Your dentist will determine the appropriate frequency based on your individual needs.

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    Dr. Rita Kutsikovich, DDS, MPH., is a specialist in the field of prosthodontics and offers a wide array of services and treatments in specialized dentistry. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University for her undergraduate training and immediately advanced to Dental School at the Medical College of Virginia, completed the four year doctoral degree program in 2001, and became a licensed dentist.
    She went on to pursue additional specialized education for three more years and graduated in 2004 from University of Pittsburgh with Masters Degree in Public health and Certificate in Prosthodontics. During those three years she has also managed to earn her Diplomate Status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists , DICOI (www.icoi.org to find out more about the requirements to earn the status of DICOI). Her rigorous training enabled her with the expertise to provide comprehensive, complex treatments for patients.

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