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What is Plastic Periodontal Therapy?

Plastic periodontal therapy is a treatment method used in the field of periodontology to restore gum health and make aesthetic improvements. This treatment includes procedures that correct the effects of gum disease, smooth gum lines and create an aesthetic smile.

What is Plastic Periodontal Therapy?

Plastic periodontal treatment aims to both maintain gum health and achieve aesthetic results. Such treatments are performed by dentists or periodontologists and are tailored to the individual's unique needs and situation.

Why Plastic Periodontal Therapy is Performed

Plastic periodontal treatment involves a series of non-surgical or minimally surgical procedures to improve oral health and aesthetic appearance. This treatment can be performed for the following reasons:

Healing Gum Disease: It can be used to reduce and stop the effects of gum disease. Gum disease can lead to problems such as gingivitis, bleeding gums and receding gums. These treatments can help restore gum health.

Correction of the Gum Line: The gum line greatly affects the aesthetics of a person's smile. This treatment is used to correct the gum line and create a more aesthetic smile. Problems such as irregularities in the gum line, excess gum tissue or missing gum tissue can be corrected with these treatments.

Treatment of Gum Pockets: Gum pockets are deepened cavities caused by the progression of gum disease such as periodontitis. These pockets can cause infections and plaque buildup. Treatment can be applied to clean the gum pockets and reduce the depth of the pockets.

Aesthetics of Dental Implants and Dentures: Plastic periodontal treatments can also be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of restorations such as dental implants or fixed dentures (bridges). It is important that the gum line looks natural around implants or dentures.

Relieving Tooth Sensitivity: Gum recession can expose tooth roots, which can lead to tooth sensitivity. This type of treatment can help to relieve sensitivity by re-covering the gum tissue with gum grafts or tissue transplants.

How is Plastic Periodontal Therapy Performed?

Plastic periodontal treatment is preceded by an assessment, followed by local anesthesia. Treatment may include procedures such as gum correction, gum grafts, treatment of periodontal pockets and aesthetics of dental implants or dentures. The healing process may vary depending on the patient's characteristics and the type of treatment. It is important to follow the physician's instructions before and after treatment.

Advantages of Plastic Periodontal Therapy

Plastic periodontal therapy has a number of advantages:

Improving Gum Health: Plastic periodontal treatments offer a significant advantage by reducing the effects of gum disease and restoring gum health.

Improving Aesthetic Appearance: When used to correct the gum line, remove excess gum tissue, or correct missing gum tissue, these treatments can significantly improve the aesthetic appearance of patients' smiles.

Removing Tooth Sensitivity: Tooth sensitivity caused by tooth roots exposed as a result of gum recession can be eliminated with plastic periodontal treatments.

Better Fit of Dental Prostheses:

Stop the Progression of Periodontitis: Periodontal pocket treatments protect oral health by stopping the progression of periodontitis and reducing the depth of gum pockets.

Minimal Surgery: Since plastic periodontal treatments involve non-surgical or minimal surgical procedures, patients experience less pain and recovery time.

Personalized Treatment: Treatment plans are personalized to the patient's specific needs and gum condition.

Side Effects of Plastic Periodontal Therapy

Plastic periodontal treatment usually has minimal side effects. However, some side effects may occur depending on the type of treatment and the patient's personal situation. Potential side effects include the following:

Pain and Discomfort: Mild pain or discomfort may be common after treatment. This is usually temporary and can be alleviated with painkillers prescribed by the dentist.

Swelling and Bruising: Swelling and bruising may occur after some procedures, but these are usually short-term and resolve spontaneously.

Sensitivity: Temporary sensitivity may be experienced in the gum or graft area after treatment.
Bleeding: Mild bleeding may occur during or after the procedure, but is usually controlled.

The severity and duration of side effects can vary depending on the type of treatment, the patient's health status and aftercare. Following the doctor's recommendations before and after treatment can help minimize side effects.

Updated Date:17 January 2024Creation Date:15 December 2023