First of all, we should brush our teeth regularly and keep the spaces between our teeth clean. While many of our patients know the importance of tooth brushing, they neglect the cleaning between teeth. However, gum diseases often start between the teeth and it is not possible to reach these areas with a toothbrush. At this point, the use of dental floss gains importance.
In addition, gingival recessions after gum disease cause very large gaps between adjacent teeth. In order to clean these areas, it is necessary to use interdental brushes together with dental floss.
You should be under control regularly.
Patients who have undergone gingival treatment; must be strictly followed. In addition to the daily oral care (brushing and floss use) of the patient, the application of procedures such as scaling or curettage at intervals determined by the specialist will prevent the recurrence of gum disease. This professional care will also ensure that the areas that the patient cannot reach in daily care are cleaned.
Take care of sensitive teeth….
The most common problem after gingival treatment is cold and hot sensitivity in the teeth. This sensitivity, which is caused by cleaning the diseased part on the root surface, can even prevent patients from doing oral care.
To resolve this situation; For sensitive teeth, special toothpastes and fluoride gels can be applied. However, it may take several weeks to see results. In the majority of patients, this condition disappears on its own over time. In cases where the problem does not go away, you should consult your dentist for special treatments.
Collaboration with your dentist is important.
You; You have made very important decisions in terms of oral and gingival health and made a serious sacrifice. Protect your investments by strictly following maintenance procedures. In addition to timely controls and daily oral care, you should be in dialogue with your specialist even in the smallest complaint (bleeding, swelling, pain, etc.). Patients who do not come to their controls may be exposed to gum disease and tooth loss in the long term. Studies show that regular cleaning protects the patient.
Take care of your general health….
Do not use cigarettes and other tobacco products. Smoking makes oral care more difficult and increases the risk of gum disease. In addition to regular oral care, it is also important to eat a balanced diet and avoid stress. right habits; It will improve not only your gum health, but also the quality of your general health.
The long-term success of gum treatment depends on you. Brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. If you have too much sensitivity in your teeth after gum treatment, consult your doctor for desensitizing toothpastes or treatments to be performed in the office setting. Stick to your checkups. Be sure to share even the smallest problem with your dentist.