Periodontitis or periodontal disease is an infectious disease that destroys the soft tissue around one or more teeth. Periodontitis is mainly caused by an accumulation of tartar and plaque under the gums.
The supporting tissue gradually detaches from the tooth and the space between the tooth and the gum deepens, which causes teeth to move and loosen (appearing longer). Periodontal disease is particularly hard to detect since it doesn’t hurt. If you don’t get regular check-ups, you often get diagnosed too late (when you come in for “loose teeth” or “receding gums”). And once your condition is stabilized, you’ll need thorough and regular treatment for the rest of your life. Periodontitis usually occurs in three phases: mild, moderate, and advanced.
The hygienist systematically performs a complete oral check-up to see how advanced the periodontitis is and make sure you don’t have other problems. Since periodontitis is often linked to other systemic diseases, we’ll be able to see determine whether your receding gums have an impact on your general health.
We treat periodontal disease in several stages:
After this re-evaluation, several results are possible:
We’ll do a curettage as long as you follow the hygienist’s instructions at home (brushing technique, use of interdental brushes, etc.).
At the end of the session, we’ll also provide you with specific dental hygiene recommendations to prevent plaque and tartar deposits and maximize the efficacy of your periodontal treatment.
Periodontal disease is hard to detect since it doesn’t hurt. If you don’t get regular check-ups, it’s often too late when you’re diagnosed. Once your condition is stabilized, you’ll need thorough and regular treatment for the rest of your life.
Dresse Horn, Dentist – CHD Lausanne
Traitement on estimate
The price varies according to the number of curettage sessions you’ll need. You can pay by invoice and in instalments.