Posted on 5/17/2016 by Implant & Periodontal Associates NW
Advanced periodontitis is the most severe form of gum disease, and at this stage, it is crucial that you get treatment for the condition in order to prevent long-term problems.
Read on to find out what can be done if you are suffering from aggressive periodontitis.
Types of Aggressive Periodontitis
Before discussing the actual treatment options for aggressive periodontitis, it is important to note that there are two main types that you may be dealing with:
Localized aggressive periodontitis. This disease occurs in healthy individuals in which the periodontitis is localized in the incisors and fist molars, not involving two or more other teeth. Symptoms include a deep periodontal pocket, small plaque accumulation, movement of the teeth, and rapid bone destruction and attachment loss.
General aggressive periodontitis. This destructive form of periodontitis will affect an entire arch of the teeth rather than a specific area of the mouth. In addition to the symptoms that can affect the mouth, systemic manifestations may result, including fatigue and weight loss.
Aggressive Periodontitis Treatment Options
Unfortunately, the prognosis for a case of aggressive periodontitis is not great. When it comes to this disease, early detection is crucial, so patients should know what to look for to get treatment as soon as possible. In most cases debridement, either surgical or non-surgical, is recommended, and it is completed with antimicrobial therapy. These antibiotics are crucial in treating the infection.
After treatment, it is important that patients continue to maintain a good oral hygiene routine with twice daily brushing and flossing. This is important in removing plaque deposits that could cause further problems for the gums and teeth. Mouthwash can also be helpful in reducing the bacteria in the oral cavity.
If you have questions about treating your periodontitis, or if it is simply time for your next exam, contact our office to set up an appointment.
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