Periodontal Disease Treatment
Periodontal disease is a serious infection that damages the gums, the tissue that supports the teeth, and the jawbone. It can impact the health of the rest of the body. This disease causes red, swollen gums, bleeding while brushing and flossing, loose teeth, and bad breath. It can also cause problems with eating and speaking.
The dentist will most probably suggest you undergo scaling and root planning. This treatment removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line, preventing infection and saving teeth.
Implant Maintenance and Cleanings
n order to keep your implants healthy, you will need to maintain them. You need to brush and floss them as you did with your natural teeth. Your dentist may give you specific instructions on how to clean and care for your implants.
Dental implants are made of titanium, and you’ll need to clean the implant surface to keep it free of debris. The implant itself cannot develop plaque, so the only thing you need to worry about is the bacteria that accumulate around it. That means you’ll still need to brush the gums around your teeth.
During your dental cleaning session, the dentist will remove any built-up plaque and tartar around your implant. This buildup can lead to gum disease and infection, so it’s best to have it removed. After your cleaning, the dentist may recommend a special mouthwash or toothpaste to help control plaque and keep your implants healthy.