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Periodontal diseases are inflammatory diseases that affect the gums and surrounding tissues that support the teeth. Gum diseases can be easily treated when diagnosed at an early stage. Gum diseases progress slowly and insidiously. When it started to cause complaints in the patient, the disease had progressed too much. For this reason, in order to protect the health of the gums, being examined every 6 months makes it possible to detect and treat problems in the early period.
The appearance of healthy gingiva is pale pink and rough like an orange peel. When the health of the gums begins to deteriorate, the lumps disappear and appear brighter and redder. Bleeding spontaneously or after stimuli such as eating and brushing is the first sign of gum disease. Gum diseases cause inflammation only in the gums in the early period and can be easily treated. However, untreated gingivitis insidiously spreads to the bone tissue surrounding the tooth and causes more serious problems.
Symptoms of gum disease;
Edema and redness of the gums
Bleeding gums when brushing or spontaneously
Tooth sensitivity, pain
Itching sensation in the gums
bad odor in the mouth
recession in gums
Exposure of root surfaces
gingivitis; It is called gingivitis. It is the initial stage of gum diseases and is very easy to treat. In gingivitis, the inflammation is limited only to the gingiva. Bacterial plaque and tartar accumulated on the inside of the teeth and gums cause gingivitis.
Treatment of Gingivitis
By cleaning the tartar and bacterial plaque accumulated around the teeth and in the gingival pocket, gingivitis can be easily treated and the gums healthy. Afterwards, it is important for the patient to pay attention to oral hygiene for the continuation of gingival health.
Periodontitis; It is an advanced inflammatory condition that occurs in the patient’s gums and the supporting tissues around the tooth roots. Inflammation is destructive to tissues and when it reaches the bone, it causes the bone tissue to melt. When the bone tissue around the tooth begins to melt, the soft tissue will be pulled along with it. This situation causes gingival recession and tooth roots to become visible in the mouth and causes many complaints. If periodontal diseases are not treated, it results in the beginning of shaking and loss of teeth. There are different types and different stages of periodontitis. Accordingly, treatment methods may vary. The earlier the treatment is started, the higher the chance of success.
Causes of Periodontitis
Periodontitis occurs as a result of the progression of gingivitis, which is usually not treated in a timely manner. It is mostly seen in adulthood. It is noticed late by the patient because it does not show any symptoms other than general gum disease symptoms. Genetic factors, nutrition, unbalanced diet, some systematic diseases (diabetes, etc.), pregnancy, smoking and poor oral hygiene, bruxism (clenching teeth) are among the causes of periodontitis.
Treatment of Periodontitis
In the treatment of periodontitis, treatment methods such as calculus removal, removal of bacterial plaque formed around the teeth and in the gingival pocket, straightening of the root surface with curettage (open or closed) and flap operations can be applied when necessary. While scaling and curettage are sufficient in the treatment of periodontitis at the initial stage, flap operations may be required in addition to these in the treatment of more advanced periodontitis.
Various drugs and antimicrobial mouthwashes, oral antibiotics, and antibiotic-containing gels can also be used as supplements in the treatment of periodontitis. However, these are not curative, they are supportive of the treatment performed by the physician.
The aim of the treatment of periodontitis is to stop the progression of the disease and to try to regain the tissues lost due to inflammation. It may not always be possible to regain lost tissues, but periodantal treatment prolongs the life of the teeth by stopping the disease.
Early diagnosis and treatment are very important in the treatment of periodontitis. In addition, regular check-ups should be made after the treatment. Oral hygiene should be given importance after the treatment, and care should be taken to use the recommended brushes as described.
Gingival recession is the displacement of the gingiva towards the root tip, exposing the root surface.
What are the causes of gum recession?
Crowding in the teeth
Incorrect technique and hard brushing
Involuntary adhesions of connective tissues called firenilum
Insufficient amount of attached gingiva
bad eating habits
Fillings and veneers with poor gingival compatibility
Treatment of Gum Recession
In gingival recession, the cause must be identified and eliminated first. After the gingiva is brought to a healthy state, flap operations are performed if necessary, and the lost gingiva is regained.
The aesthetic procedures performed on the gums are called gingival aesthetics or pink aesthetics. While performing gingival aesthetics, the patient’s smile line, the dimensions of the teeth and the visibility of the gingiva are evaluated together and it is decided to shape the gingiva.
Treatment Methods of Gum Aesthetics
Gum aesthetics is achieved by performing gingivectomy (gum cutting) or gingivoplasty (gum shaping) under local anesthesia. The goal in gingival aesthetics is to level the gums as they should be. The gummy smile that appears too much while smiling can negatively affect the appearance or there may be asymmetries in the gums. These factors, which negatively affect aesthetics, can be corrected with gingivectomy or gingivoplasty procedures.
Before gingival aesthetics, if there are diseases of the gums, they should be treated and the gums should be brought to a healthy state.
What is the healing process of gingival aesthetics?
After gingival aesthetics, the healing process takes an average of 10-14 days. Usually, the recovery period is pain-free. Support can be obtained from simple painkillers when necessary.
Snoring is the noisy sound that occurs when breathing as a result of the narrowing of the airway between the mouth and nose. When the back of the tongue, the soft palate and the uvula stick together, it vibrates during breathing and causes a sound.
An advanced stage of snoring is sleep apnea, that is, the cessation of breathing during sleep. There are short periods of breathlessness between severe snoring and breathing stops completely. This breathlessness can be life-threatening if it lasts longer than 10 seconds and is repeated frequently. In people with sleep apnea, blood pressure drops, the heart works harder to pump more blood, and over the years, there may be conditions such as heart disease and high blood pressure.
Snoring and sleep apnea impair your sleep quality, so you may experience fatigue, weakness, absent-mindedness, and lack of concentration during the day.
Causes of snoring;
Frequent use of alcohol and cigarettes
Use of sedatives and muscle relaxants
What are snoring prostheses and what do they do?
The snoring prosthesis is a prosthesis consisting of plaques worn on the lower and upper teeth. By keeping the lower jaw forward and lower, it helps to open the airway for breathing passage, thus preventing snoring and allowing you to breathe comfortably. Regular use is required for this effect to occur. This habituation takes place in 1.5-2 months on average.
Advantages of snoring prostheses;
Easy to use, more comfortable than other methods,
It is a simple treatment method and does not require a surgical procedure.
Since they are small prostheses, you can easily carry them with you and continue to use them on your travels.
It is a much more economical treatment option than other methods.