Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Everything You Need To Know - RW Perio

Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment Everything You Need To Know

23 March 2023


Our gum specialists at RW Perio focus on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases and are committed to ensuring that you are comfortable throughout your treatment.

If you have been diagnosed with periodontitis, then treatment will usually begin with non-surgical periodontal treatment. This usually involves debridement into the gum pockets and carefully cleaning the root surfaces to remove bacterial toxins.

This is followed by oral therapy to help control microbial periodontal infections. The aim of non-surgical periodontal treatment is to reduce the depth of the pockets and increase the ability to maintain good oral hygiene. Treatment will only work with good home care, so an important part of this treatment is for RW Perio to give you tailored oral hygiene instructions.

What It Involves

Non-surgical Periodontal treatment is usually the initial phase of treatment recommended for patients diagnosed with periodontitis or periodontal disease. This treatment aims to reduce the depth of the pockets and increase the ability to maintain good oral hygiene in this area. The first and most important element of this phase is optimal home care. For long-term stability, an optimal oral hygiene regime is usually recommended.

Our company spends a significant amount of time providing you with tailored oral hygiene instructions, to ensure you are comfortable performing this regime yourself.  We’ll monitor your compliance throughout the treatment and also put you on reassessment. Advice will be given if there are other concerns related to your gum health such as bad breath.

Through root surface debridement, the build-up under the gum line and the bacteria within the pockets are removed and disinfected. To ensure you are comfortable, this is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, using The Wand system. You may be required to come in for several treatment appointments if you have generalised pockets. By this, each quarter or half of the month will be the best time for appointments.

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Periodontal therapy improves your ability to perform effective home care and oral hygiene. This allows for long-term maintenance of the results. The procedure removes any stains you may have. There is a reduction and/or elimination of bleeding gums. Reduces and/or eliminates bad breadth. There’s a reduction in the depth/closure of the periodontal pockets. The mobility of any loose teeth is reduced to a minimum.

The lifespan of the teeth is greatly increased. If there’s pain following the procedure (which is to be expected), it can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. This usually lasts for a few days. You should expect a temporary increase in bleeding from the gums. There’s increased sensitivity, especially to cold. It’s usually short-lasting and can be managed with toothpaste designed to reduce sensitivity.

Your teeth may look slightly longer, and the spaces between them may become larger than usual. This is a result of the gums receding as they heal. With innovative techniques, RW Perio has made great strides in the non-surgical treatment of periodontal problems.

With the following techniques, we perform the best non-surgical periodontal treatment on our clients simply and affordably.

Specialist Debridement

The fundamental non-surgical periodontal treatment for gum diseases is the method of debridement. This helps to clean the surface and below the gum lines of the affected area. To effectively allow the gums and surrounding bones to heal properly, the best approach is specialist debridement. Local anaesthetics are used to effectively numb the area for greater comfort while cleaning the surface. Scaling involves removing the tartar or hardened plaque above and below the gum line. The specialist usually schedules for the patient to visit after 8 weeks, and if the procedure improves gum disease, periodic maintenance can be scheduled to take place within 3-4 months after the first treatment. Moreover, the majority of patients are required to undergo maintenance therapy to sustain periodontal health.

Systemic Antimicrobials

To help treat periodontal disease in some patients, systemic antibiotics may be prescribed. This is usually taken orally as medication and normally used to help treat periodontal disease but only when combined with conventional non-surgical therapy. Your dentist will help determine if this treatment approach will help alleviate your condition.

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