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What can I do to minimize my risk of Periodontal Disease?

24-03-2020

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To minimize your risk of future periodontal disease, you must be mindful of the risk factors stated above. Gingivitis is usually well managed by adopting excellent oral hygiene practices. Periodontitis is more difficult to manage. Protocols recommended by your dentist may include:

  • Non-Surgical Periodontal Therapy
  • Root cleaning (scaling and root planing) at the appropriate intervals to manage your risk for bone loss
  • Antibacterial mouth rinses
  • Oral antibiotics
  • Customized home care instruction
  • Smoking cessation counseling
  • Surgical Periodontal Therapy
  • Recontouring of gum and bone around affected teeth to allow better access for professional root cleaning and daily home care
  • Surgical Periodontal Therapy
  • Recontouring of gum and bone around affected teeth to allow better access for professional root cleaning and daily home care