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Periodontal Disease Should Not Be Ignored! What You Should Know About Your Treatment Options

Periodontal Disease Should Not Be IgnoredWhen it comes to oral hygiene and dental health, men and women aren’t quite the same. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, nearly 57% of men will develop some form of periodontal disease compared to only 38.4 % of women. However, if you have periodontal disease, it’s imperative that you get it treated to avoid losing teeth and to decrease systemic infection.

If you have any form of gum discomfort, bleeding, or bad breath, it’s important to consult with your dentists about getting your conditions treated right away. Often, just getting a deep scaling, which is a cleaning that goes a little deeper under the gum line, will correct mild periodontal disease. Loose teeth and infection in your gingival tissues, are easily treated by a periodontal specialist, as they can provide you with options to get your mouth healthy again. These include deep scaling’s, gingival grafts, laser treatment, and pocket reduction procedures. Periodontists must complete three more years of specialized training along with their DMD to become a specialist.

of Periodontology, nearly 57% of men will develop some form of periodontal disease compared to only 38.4 % of women. However, if you have periodontal disease, it’s imperative that you get it treated to avoid losing teeth and to decrease systemic infection.

If you have any form of gum discomfort, bleeding, or bad breath, it’s important to consult with your dentists about getting your conditions treated right away. Often, just getting a deep scaling, which is a cleaning that goes a little deeper under the gum line, will correct mild periodontal disease. Loose teeth and infection in your gingival tissues, are easily treated by a periodontal specialist, as they can provide you with options to get your mouth healthy again. These include deep scaling’s, gingival grafts, laser treatment, and pocket reduction procedures. Periodontists must complete three more years of specialized training along with their DMD to become a specialist.

Peri-Implantitis
Peri-implantitis is a periodontal infection that envelops a dental implant. The main issue with peri-implantitis, or any periodontal disease for that matter, is the risk of bone loss. When bacteria invades the gumline, if left untreated, it can cause significant bone structure degeneration. In the beginning stages of the disorder, it’s known as peri-implant mucositis, which is a precursor to the advanced stage of peri-implantitis. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, in peri-implantitis, gum inflammation is found around the soft tissue, and there is deterioration in the bone supporting the dental implant. Peri-
implantitis usually requires surgical treatment.1

Signs of peri-implant diseases are similar to symptoms of gum disease: red or tender gums around the implants or bleeding when brushing. And just like your natural teeth, implants require regular tooth brushing and flossing and regular check-ups from a dental professional. Other risks factors for developing peri-implant disease include previous periodontal disease diagnosis, poor plaque control, smoking, and diabetes. It is essential to routinely monitor dental implants as part of a comprehensive periodontal evaluation. 1

Peri-implantitis is a periodontal infection that envelops a dental implant. The main issue with peri-implantitis, or any periodontal disease for that matter, is the risk of bone loss. When bacteria invades the gumline, if left untreated, it can cause significant bone structure degeneration. In the beginning stages of the disorder, it’s known as peri-implant mucositis, which is a precursor to the advanced stage of peri-implantitis. According to the American Academy of Periodontology, in peri-implantitis, gum inflammation is found around the soft tissue, and there is deterioration in the bone supporting the dental implant. Peri-implantitis usually requires surgical treatment.1

Signs of peri-implant diseases are similar to symptoms of gum disease: red or tender gums around the implants or bleeding when brushing. And just like your natural teeth, implants require regular tooth brushing and flossing and regular check-ups from a dental professional. Other risks factors for developing peri-implant disease include previous periodontal disease diagnosis, poor plaque control, smoking, and diabetes. It is essential to routinely monitor dental implants as part of a comprehensive periodontal evaluation. 1

It’s important to point out that with the appropriate oral hygiene, implants can last a lifetime without becoming infected or inflamed. It’s critical to maintain brushing, flossing, and regular cleanings to stave off periodontal disease in both natural teeth, implants, and prosthodontics.

Viruet Periodontics offers multiple therapeutic options to treat each patient-specific to their needs. They custom-tailor a plan that best suits your lifestyle, along with your dental and oral health requirements.

Viruet Periodontal Services
• Dental Implants
• Periodontal Treatments
• Laser Dentistry
• Cosmetic Periodontal Surgery
• Crown Lengthening
• Gum Grafting
• Pinhole Surgical Technique
• Bone Regeneration
• Scaling and Root Planing
• IV Sedation

Krystal Reyes-Viruet, DMD
Board Certified Periodontist & Implant Surgeon, Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology, Certified in IV Sedation

A Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and an IV Sedation provider, Dr. Krystal Reyes Viruet has many talents. She attended the University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill where she completed a three year Periodontology Residency, and Master of Sciences. Dr. Reyes Viruet completed a general practice and hospital residency at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine where she had the opportunity to treat severely medically compromised patients, as well as, oral cancer patients. Dr. Reyes Viruet graduated with a Doctorate in Dental medicine from the University of Puerto Rico where she distinguished herself first in her class! She trained at the Pinhole Academy and became a Certified Pinhole Technique Surgeon. She also became a Certified Laser Periodontal Surgeon.

To find out more please call 941-999-1169 or visit Dentistinfortmyers.com.

Viruet Periodontics

34 Barkley Circle
Fort Myers, FL 33907
941-999-1169
Dentistinfortmyers.com

Reference:
American Academy of Periodontology, “Peri-Implant Disease,” Chicago, IL, 2019, perio.org, https://www.perio.org/consumer/peri-implant-disease

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