Your gum disease treatment will depend on several factors, including your personal health history and the stage of your gum disease. The first step in treating gum disease involves scaling and root planing. This treatment may be done over more than one visit, depending on your diagnosis. Scaling: Your dentist or hygienist removes plaque and tartar down to the bottom of each pocket. Root Planing: Then, the root surfaces of your teeth are smoothed, or “planed,” to allow the gum tissue to heal and reattach to the teeth. Your dentist may recommend certain medicines to help control infection and discomfort or to aid healing. After your treatment, your dentist may give you medicine in the form of pills, a mouth rinse or medicated material placed directly into the pocket to help control infection. This patient has pockets of 8 mm, which is a sign of gum disease. Signs of gum disease, such as deep pockets, can be difficult to notice on your own. al howing a ween the gums. Scaling and Root Planing Scaling removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Root planing smoothes the tooth root and helps the gums re-attach to the tooth. Scaling and root planing removes plaque and tartar down to the root of the tooth. Image © Elsevier. All rights reserved. Scaling and root planing is not the same as a regular cleaning! This treatment is a deeper cleaning that focuses on getting your infection and inflammation under control. Be sure to follow all of the recommendations of your dentist, or your gum disease could get worse. Tobacco use in any form makes gum disease worse. This includes smoking, vaping, chewing or dipping all of which can cause problems for your healing process and make it harder for your gum disease to improve. Talk with your dentist or physician about ways to quit. During Your Treatment t called p the teeth eters r the m to ms and ckets ase. ck your can be nd ay send st) of After Your Treatment You will have a follow-up visit with your dentist You will need to schedule another dental visit within a few weeks or months after your scaling and root planing treatment has been completed. At this visit, your dentist or hygienist will check your gums to see how they have healed. They will measure the periodontal pockets again. Scaling and root planing may be only a first step in periodontal treatment. Once your periodontal treatment is complete, your dentist may recommend that you have more frequent checkups and cleanings. This is to help keep your gums as healthy as possible. Regular dental visits and maintenance care are important to keep your gum disease under control. Depending on your personal case, your appointments may alternate between your general dentist and your periodontist. Keep up with your oral hygiene at home! Taking good care of your teeth and gums at home also is very important to help keep gum disease from getting worse or from coming back. Daily home cleaning disrupts plaque and reduces tartar buildup. Brush your teeth two times a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride (FLOOR-eyed). Clean between your teeth with floss or another between-the-teeth cleaner once a day. You don’t have to lose teeth to gum disease! Brush, clean between your teeth, eat a healthy diet and visit your dentist regularly for a lifetime of healthy smiles. BEST SELLER Periodontal Maintenance: Stay on Top of Gum Disease This brochure explains why periodontal maintenance is different from routine dental cleanings. Emphasizes that professional help is vital to control periodontal disease but the patient must also commit to an excellent oral care routine at home. Explains how regular periodontal cleanings reduce bacteria and help pockets shrink. Touches on the oral-systemic connection and cautions against tobacco use. Includes probing illustrations and before-and-after photos of periodontal treatment! W263 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W298 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! DAB037 REVISED BEST SELLER Scaling and Root Planing: A Treatment for Gum Disease “You don’t have to lose teeth to periodontal disease” forms the central message of this best- selling brochure. It guides patients to accept needed treatment by showing the stages of periodontal disease with compelling graphics. Explains how perio is diagnosed through probing and x-rays. Describes how SRP differs from routine dental cleanings and the benefits of treatment encourages patients to avoid tobacco and keep follow-up appointments. Also gives tips for post-treatment care and oral hygiene at home. Now includes photos of probing a deceivingly deep pocket and scaling with a curette. W613 English, 8 panels, 50 per pack W299 Spanish PERSONALIZE IT! DAB034 Your dentist or hygienist may recommend that you use a mouthrinse and/or powered toothbrush. Look for the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance on all dental care products. The ADA Seal tells you that the product has met ADA standards for safety and effectiveness. isits its than ems of an plaque t will based dental your dentist ) a of gum in the ontal to keep et worse. sign that e’s case is tist about lly to you. Your teeth and gums may be sensitive Your teeth and gums may be sensitive after your treatment. This soreness may make you want to avoid cleaning the treated areas. But it’s important to keep brushing your teeth gently and flossing to remove plaque! If plaque is not removed, root decay and cavities may form. Ask your dentist or hygienist if a special toothpaste or other treatments can lower your tooth sensitivity. Keep Brushing and Flossing! Brushing and cleaning between your teeth are important for everyone, but even more so if you have gum disease. You should brush your teeth 2 times a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride (FLOOR-eyed). Floss or use some other between-the-teeth cleaner every day to remove the plaque and bits of food between your teeth and gums. If your gums have pulled away from your teeth, special brushes and wider types of floss and picks may be good choices for you. People with diabetes or heart disease are more likely to get gum disease. Strokes and high stress also may be related to gum disease. Researchers are still studying these links. Diseases that affect the whole body such as diabetes, blood cell disorders and HIV can lower your body’s ability to fight infections. This can allow gum disease to quickly get worse. Do not use tobacco in any form. Smoking, chewing, vaping and dipping puts you at a higher risk for cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Tobacco use also can make gum disease more severe and make it harder to treat it. If you use tobacco, ask your dentist or doctor for information about how to quit. Your oral health affects your overall health Do your part and work with your dental team With the help of your dental team, you don’t have to lose your teeth to gum disease! Treatment is most effective if you and your dental team work together. Your dentist has treated your gum disease, but you must also do your part and take good care of your teeth and gums at home every day. If you don’t keep up your part of the treatment, it may take longer for your gum disease to get under control and you may even need to have scaling and root planing or another kind of treatment done again. Is treatment covered by insurance? Check with your insurance provider when you are planning treatment with your dental office. However, treatment should be decided by you and your dentist not by your benefits plan. If your treatment is not fully covered by insurance, ask the dental office if it has a payment plan to cover the rest. Keep in mind that having periodontal treatment now may be less expensive than replacing a tooth lost to disease! STANDARD BROCHURES PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $28.00 $42.00 2-9 $23.80 $35.70 10+ $21.00 $31.50 PERSONALIZED BROCHURES QTY MEMBER RETAIL 150 $82.50 $124.00 400 $196.00 $300.00 800 $360.00 $540.00 Pricing for Perio Brochure PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $35.00 $52.50 2-9 $29.75 $44.65 10+ $26.25 $39.35 BEST SELLER Periodontal Disease: Don’t Wait Until It Hurts It’s easy to see why it’s the ADA’s most popular brochure. This comprehensive brochure uses up-to-date images and plain language to review every aspect of perio from prevention to treatment making it effective and impactful to a huge portion of your patients. With crystal clear illustrations of probing, SRP, and periodontal surgery, along with bone loss x-rays and “stages of perio” photos. Emphasizes above all else that early treatment is key to preventing tooth loss. W121 English, 12-page booklet, 50 per pack W222 Spanish W314 Chinese PERSONALIZE IT! DAB009 Prices on page 98 Pricing for Brochures 牙周 牙周病 不要等到疼痛才去治療 Spanish also available! Spanish also available! Spanish also available! Chinese also available! Scaling and Root Planingusually A Treatment for Gum Disease Periodontal PATIENT EDUCATION 50 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 PERIODONTAL DISEASE ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 51
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