The main focus of soft tissue management is to help fix problems associated with gum disease. Gingivitis is the primary phase of gum disease, and it can be is reversed with thorough and proper oral care. Complete oral care should include brushing at least twice a day and regular flossing at least daily. A buildup of plaque can cause gingivitis, so it is necessary to have regular dental cleanings and dental visits. If gingivitis is left untreated, then the condition can turn into a more severe disease called Periodontitis. This disease can destroy your gums and the bone that supports your teeth. This condition is permanent, and the damage cannot be overturned without dental surgery. Periodontal disease is the leading reason for the loss of an adult tooth.
What Are The Goals Of Soft Tissue Management?
The primary goals of soft tissue management are as follows:
- Soft tissue management's primary focus is on the management and control of the periodontal disease.
- A reduction in the accumulation of deep pockets of infection in the mouth.
- To treat the gums, those are tender and bleed easily.
- To recommend personalized cleanings to maintain good oral hygiene at home
- This system aims to improve taste and remove bad breath.
How Does Periodontal Disease Develop?
The primary cause of the periodontal disease is poor oral hygiene. It all begins as plaque, a sticky, colorless film of bacteria. If it is not cleaned correctly, the bacteria can irritate the gums, causing inflammation and gum recession. The resultant spaces, known as pockets, trap plaque and debris and thus provide a perfect environment for the bacteria to flourish.
What Is a Soft Tissue Management Plan?
Soft tissue management is an advanced non-invasive plan of action designed to put a complete stop to periodontal disease's damaging effects and keep it under control. A soft tissue management plan usually consists of the following:
Dental Exam: A thorough periodontal exam is performed to determine your gums' health and measure the depth of the pockets. The results of this assessment will determine the phase and severity of the condition.
Scaling and Root Planing: In these non-invasive procedures, a deep cleaning is carried out to extract the accrued plaque and tartar on the teeth and above and below the gum line. The uneven spots on the tooth roots are then smoothened out to discourage future plaque buildup and consequently encourage gum reattachment to the tooth surfaces.
Moistening Treated Areas with Medication: The treated areas will be applied with an antimicrobial product to eradicate bacteria and promote gum healing.
Home Oral Hygiene Routine: An integral constituent of any periodontal disease management plan is a thorough oral hygiene plan. The dentist will work with you and develop an oral hygiene schedule to maintain your gum health.
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