Periodontology (Periodontics)

Periodontitis is a disease of the periodontium, which arises from the accumulation of bacteria in the periodontal pockets. Periodontitis starts off with the inflammation of the gums, followed by the loss of periodontal tissue and finally leads in agomphiasis and the loss of teeth.
In our dental practice Dr. Fichna & Kollegen you will get more information about periodontitis treatment.

Surgical Periodontal Treatment

Modern techniques in oral surgery make it possible to regain periodontal tissue. One way is the transplantation of autologous mucosa or connective tissue. All transplants are elevated on the patient’s palate and then brought into place. A mucosa graft usually takes seven days to heal.

Scaling and Root Planing

Through medical ultrasonics scaling and root planing procedures gingivitis and periodontitis can be resolved conveniently. Gingivitis and periodontitis can result from the buildup of plaque and tartar in your mouth. When these remain in a stale environment and are not treated effectively, bacteria can grow and quickly multiply. An excessive amount of bacteria can cause the gums to be irritated and inflamed. A prominent result of inflammation is bleeding of the gums.

For the treatment of periodontitis your teeth will be polished and cleaned to eliminate any traces of plaque. Tartar is also removed from the root surfaces during the scaling process. Root planing is different in that the surfaces are smoothed over and infected tissue is removed.

Scaling and planing does not involve intensive surgical procedures and either enamel or gingiva is harmed.

We recommend patients with periodontal problems to have professional dental cleanings twice per year.