Periodontal Periodontal Disease Your Complete Guide BEST SELLER REVISED Periodontal Disease: Your Complete Guide This comprehensive booklet covers every important aspect of periodontal disease, including prevention, detection, treatment options and maintenance. Reinforces that proper oral hygiene, diet and regular dental visits can help minimize risk. Also shows photos of before-and-after deep cleaning and images of the different stages of perio disease from healthy gums to advanced periodontitis. W120 16 pages, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB092 See Pricing for Perio Booklet PACKS MEMBER RETAIL 1 $35.00 $52.50 2-9 $29.75 $44.65 10+ $26.25 $39.35 Our comprehensive perio booklet guides patients through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and maintenance. Personalized Booklets Now Available! Now you can order booklets with your personalized practice info imprinted on the front cover, back cover, or both! Log on to and search the product number to get started. Have great clinical photos to share? Email us at for photo submission guidelines. ! gum disease brushing your teeth too hard or using a toothbrush with hard bristles trauma to gum tissues, such as a sports injury partial dentures that don’t fit right genetics some people are born with gums that are thin or weak larger-than-normal tooth roots or attachment muscles that can push gums out of place smoking and using any kind of tobacco Care after your treatment If you have a gum graft, your dentist will tell you how to care for your gums. This may include using a special mouthrinse and changing what you eat. A bandage or dressing may be placed over the graft to help it heal. Gum grafts are a kind of surgery and the area may be tender or sore and may swell. Most people are able to go back to their normal routines the next day. However, you may need to avoid chewing for a week or two where the surgery was done. Your dentist will talk with you about your specific healing time. There are other things that can slow down healing. These include older age, clenching or grinding your teeth, not eating a healthy diet, and some medicines or health issues. Be sure to tell your dentist about all medications, drugs, or vitamins you are taking and health issues you may have. After your gums have healed from surgery, keep your teeth and gums healthy by brushing gently twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste. Also, be sure to clean between your teeth daily with floss or another between-the-teeth cleaner. Look for products with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance. These products have been tested and proven to be both safe and effective in keeping your mouth healthy. Gum recession can leave the tooth root exposed. The root surface does not have a hard, protective layer covering like the top of your tooth so it may become sensitive to hot and cold. The exposed tooth root is also more at risk for decay. What causes gum recession? Avoid smoking or using any kind of tobacco. Do not drink alcohol. Follow all instructions from the dental team. To help your gums heal after surgery: Treatments It is important to treat gum recession so that it doesn’t get worse and cause other problems. The type of treatment for gum recession depends on the cause. If gum recession is caused by brushing too hard, your dentist or hygienist can show you a better way to clean your teeth. This will not repair the existing damage, but it will prevent new damage to your gums. If gum recession is caused by gum disease, the first step is usually a deep cleaning treatment called scaling (SKAY-ling) and root planing (PLAY-ning). Your dentist removes plaque and tartar from your tooth and root surfaces. This helps gum tissues heal and reattach to the tooth. For many patients, this plus excellent oral care at home and regular dental visits can help control gum disease and recession. If gum recession is caused by partial dentures that don’t fit right, your dentist can adjust or remake them for you. If your recession is advanced, a gum graft may be needed. A thin piece of gum tissue is taken from another place in your mouth and attached where the gum tissue has receded. Once the graft heals, it covers the exposed tooth root. Grafts may be done around one or more teeth. They protect the tooth root from sensitivity and decay. A graft can also be used to make a smile look better. Gum recession of a tooth exposed tooth root inflamed gum tissue Before gum graft Exposed tooth roots are more at risk for cavities and sensitivity. After gum graft Repaired gums now protect tooth roots. exposed tooth roots REVISED Gum Recession: Causes and Treatments Whether recession is caused by abrasion or disease, this easy-to-read brochure is a valuable resource. Describes the causes of recession and how it can lead to sensitivity and decay. Showing photos of recession, it explains that treatment depends on the cause. Includes tissue grafting with before-and-after photos, plus post-procedure care considerations. W512 6 panels, 50 per pack REVISED Periodontal Disease: Keep Your Gums Healthy Get straight to the point with this succinct brochure on periodontal disease. It lets patients know that they can have perio disease with no clear symptoms and that it can lead to tooth loss. Includes: Prevention tips Warning signs Treatments Photos of healthy gums vs. periodontitis Probing illustrations W107 6 panels, 50 per pack PERSONALIZE IT! DAB067 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 Brochures 10 11 Bone Graft Surgery If bone has been damaged or lost by gum disease, then you may need surgery to rebuild or reshape the bone in your mouth. This kind of surgery is called a bone graft. First, your dentist may use splints, bite guards or other types of tools to hold loose teeth in place and help tissues heal. If too much gum or bone tissue has been lost from your gum disease, he or she may need to also do a bone graft. Your dentist may place a membrane layer at the surgical area to help your gums stay in place while the tooth root reattaches to the supporting bone tissues. This is called guided tissue regeneration. To help you heal after surgery, your dentist may apply a protective dressing over your teeth and gums and recommend or prescribe a medicated mouthrinse. You may also be given a prescription to treat infection or for pain relief. Diseased tissue is removed from the pocket. In some cases, the bone may be reshaped. Bone has been reshaped. Grafting material is placed over the bone. A membrane covers the grafting material. After the healing period. Grafting material Membrane Bone Graft and Guided Tissue Regeneration Periodontal Surgery Sometimes, scaling and root planing isn’t enough treatment on its own. If the pockets do not heal enough after scaling and root planing, gum surgery may be needed. Surgery allows your dentist to remove plaque and tartar from hard-to- reach areas. Then, your gums are stitched into place to tightly hug your teeth. Surgery can also help to shrink pocket depth and make it easier for you to keep your teeth clean. Probe shows pockets due to gum disease. Gums are inflamed and bone loss has occurred. The bone is contoured and any remaining tartar is removed. Healed site after periodontal surgery. Flap and Osseous (Bone) Surgery Probe Bone Gums 6mm Periodontal Periodontal Disease Your Complete Guide PATIENT EDUCATION 52 ORDER BY PHONE: 800.947.4746 PERIODONTAL DISEASE ORDER ONLINE: ADACATALOG.ORG 53
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