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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal therapy is essential to the overall care of your mouth. In short, periodontal therapy refers to the care of periodontium and peri-implant tissues. The overall goal of this type of therapy is to help you maintain a beautiful smile by improving the health of your gums. At Kesteven Dental Care Studio, using this type of treatment, we can improve the health of the tissues that support and surround your teeth.

Signs You May Need Periodontal Therapy

While it may not seem like it, the mouth has its own way of telling you when something is wrong. When your mouth is in need of periodontal therapy, your gums may be:

• Red
• Swollen
• Bleeding
• Hot

These are the most common signs of gum inflammation, and they typically occur as a result of the toxic byproducts of plaque in the mouth. At some point, everyone has experienced some level of gingivitis in the mouth. If left untreated, it can turn into periodontitis, which is a very serious gum disease that destroys the soft tissue supporting your teeth.

Home Care

While not all periodontitis can be treated at home, not all cases require periodontal therapy. Brushing and flossing greatly reduce your chances of getting periodontitis and can even set the mouth down the path of healing. Other home remedies that may improve the health of your mouth include increasing your vitamin D intake, adding tree tea oil to your toothpaste and applying tea bags to the infected area. Tea contains tannic acid, which can relieve gum infections. To use the tea bag method, simply boil a tea bag for two or three minutes. Allow it to cool, and then place the tea bag on the infected area for five minutes.

Not all cases of periodontitis can be cured from home. Sometimes, you need periodontal therapy from a professional. If you feel that your gums need some extra attention, come see us at Kesteven Dental Care Studio. Our staff is here to give you something worth smiling about.