Causes and Treatment for Periodontal Disease in Pawhuska

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Periodontal disease is an oral condition wherein the patient is suffering from an inflammation of gums surrounding the teeth. The following signs can characterize periodontal disease: swelling and bleeding of gums, loose teeth due to receding gums, bad breath, and pus around teeth. Here at Pawhuska Dental, we provide Periodontal treatment to help our patients cure Periodontal Disease.

Causes of Periodontal Disease

  • Poor Oral Hygiene

A bad practice of oral hygiene leads to bacteria build-up that can cause infection.

  • Plaque build-up that hardens into tartar

Plaques contain bacteria; if left untreated, it hardens into tartar making it hard to remove. Only professional cleaning can remove tartar. Unremoved tartar can infect gums that support the teeth causing gum recession which can develop into gum disease and other dental complication.

  • Smoking

Tobacco and cigarettes contain high-chemical ingredients that elevate the progress of the disease.

  • Medication

Some medications cause dry mouth.  When there is less saliva, the risk of plaque build-up increases which will, later on, lead to tooth decay.

  • Improper fitted dental devices

Poor fit of dentures can cause abrasion to the gums that if not treated immediately, it can cause inflammation and swelling leading to gum disease.

  • Genes

Though patients have strong oral practice, gum disease can be obtained if either or both parents has gum disease. Gum disease can be hereditary.

Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal treatment depends on the severity of periodontal disease. Here are some of the techniques on how to cure periodontal disease.

  • Good Oral Practice

Good oral practice includes regular brushing, proper flossing, tongue cleaning and mouth rinsing. Also being vigilant on the food we eat contributes to keeping oral health at its optimum level.

  • Regular Dental Visit

It is essential to have a proper dental checkup to be updated with your current oral health.

  • Scaling and Root Planing

If the gum disease seems to be severe, scaling and root planing will be recommended. It is a surgical procedure wherein the teeth are cleaned by removing the tartar from the root surface and around the tooth.

  • Laser Treatment

It is a minimally invasive oral treatment that helps in curing gum disease. It reduces bleeding during the procedure. It also removes plaques and tartar without the use of incision and stitches.

Periodontal Treatment Maintenance

After the treatment has been completed, it is essential to maintain excellent periodontal health. The dentist will advise the patient to have a regular professional cleaning to prevent periodontal disease from coming back. The maintenance includes diagnostic x-rays, existing restoration examination, tooth decay and oral cancer screening, oral hygiene recommendations and teeth polishing.

Though the Periodontal disease can be treated, it is best to practice good oral hygiene to prevent gum disease and have a healthy mouth.


If you experience early signs of periodontal disease, like your sudden bleeding of gums, bad breath, loss teeth or separate teeth, contact our office at Pawhuska Dental for Periodontal Treatment in Pawhuska. You may book your appointment by calling us at (918) 215-4425. We are located at 201 W Main St Pawhuska, OK 74056.