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How to treat gum disease

Gum disease also known as the periodontal disease can be treated with dental implants or plaque cleaning depending on the stage of the disease.

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Severe gum disease is best treated with dental implants and dental bridges to stabilise the teeth. In Bulgaria there are experienced and affordable dentists who can treat gum disease effectively.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is also called periodontal disease or periodontitis. It is an inflammation of the gum tissue around the teeth. The gums recede and the teeth loosen. Bacteria inserts itself in between the tooth and the gum tissue creating an infection. If untreated eventually it leads to the loss of the tooth. And the periodontitis spreads to the other teeth.

What are the causes of gum disease?

There are a number of contributing factors to gum infection and periodontal disease. Lifestyle choices such as smoking and diet as well as oral hygiene and general health. Age is also a factor.

Gum disease, periodontitis, can be controlled and, if treated in time, can be cured.

Severe gum disease, periodontitis, is characterised by the resorption of the gums and loosening of the teeth. Teeth begin to fall out. Over time, more teeth become loose and it leads to the partial or total loss of teeth. It is called edentulism. Tooth loss to an acceleration of bone loss, also called bone atrophy.

The stages of gum disease

The treatment of periodontal disease varies depending on the severity of the condition.

Early stage periodontal disease can be treated with good oral hygiene, healthy diet and regular cleaning of dental plaque by a dentist. Dental plaque accumulates at the base of the tooth and pushes the gums down. The dentist will remove accumulated bacteria around the base of the teeth to promote the formation of gum tissue.

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Best treatments for severe gum disease

Late stage periodontal disease that is characterised by tooth loss can be treated with dental implants. Missing teeth can be replaced with dental implants. The implants will be capped by a dental crown. If several teeth are missing the implantologist can make a dental prosthesis bridge over several teeth and dental implants. If the remaining teeth are loose they can be bound together in a dental splint to stop them from moving.

Classic or Basal Dental Implants?

What is the best type of dental implant to treat gum disease?

To replace missing teeth you have 2 choices: conventional dental implants and basal dental implants.

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Conventional Dental Implants

Conventional dental implants, also called classical implants, are a good option if you have only lost one tooth and the periodontal disease is not yet advanced. They are used for dental restorations that use the All-on-4 or All-on-6 system.

But, classical dental implants are not a suitable option for treating advanced or late stage periodontitis. Classical dental implants are short and anchored in the gum tissue, which is inflamed and receding because of periodontal disease. This spongy cancellous bone is deficient due to periodontal disease. It will not hold the conventional dental implant. An implantologist might recommend a bone graft, bone compensation or a sinus lift. But these are not effective solutions and will not resolve the problem.

Basal Implants for Gum Disease

Advanced periodontitis is best treated with basal dental implants. Late stage periodontal disease is characterised by missing teeth, edentulism, and bone loss. Basal dental implants are a better option for periodontal disease because they are longer and fixed in the cortical bone, which is not subject to resorption like the spongy cancellous bone where conventional implants are placed that is destroyed by the periodontal disease.

In basal implantology if the teeth are loose they are extracted. If some teeth are healthy they can be kept and filed. The dental implants and teeth will be covered by a full dental prosthesis bridge of 14 crowns. This prevents any movement of the teeth and helps to regenerate the bone tissue around the root of each tooth.

Basal dental implants replace missing teeth and recreate the natural functionality of the mouth. They do not require bone grafting, sinus lift or zygomatic implants that all have their disadvantages.

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Dental Restoration with Basal Implants for Gum Disease

Basal dental implants have the additional advantage that a full dental restoration takes only 1 visit of 5 days because they are immediate loading dental implants.

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Dr Genchev
Basal Implant Dentist

Dr Georgy Genchev is one of the best specialists for Full Mouth Dental Implants to treat gum disease. He specialises in patients with severe bone loss. Contact him for a consultation:

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