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4 Types of Treatment of Pyorrhoea Disease

Discover ways to treat pyorrhoea, including scaling, antibiotics, surgery, and grafts. Maintain good oral hygiene to prevent gum disease.

  • 27 Feb 2024
  • 2 min read

Pyorrhoea, or periodontitis, is a significant infection that damages the gums, ligaments, and bones. It stems from the accumulation of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums, providing a habitat for harmful bacteria. These bacteria produce toxins and acids, irritating the gums and triggering an erosion of the underlying bone structure. Pyorrhoea manifests with several symptoms, including swollen, red, bleeding, or receding gums, bad breath, loose teeth, discomfort while chewing, pus discharge, and bone loss.

Let’s discuss the cure for pyorrhoea in some detail. 

What is the Treatment of Pyorrhoea?

Pyorrhoea can be treated using various methods, depending on the stringency and extent of the infection. Some of the standard treatment methods include:

  1. Scaling and root planing: This is a procedure through which the dentist eliminates the plaque and tartar from the teeth and their roots and smoothens the rough surfaces to prevent further accumulation of bacteria.
  1. Antibiotics: These drugs help kill the bacteria and reduce inflammation and infection in the gums and bone.
  1. Flap surgery: The procedure involves gum elevation, thorough cleaning of the infected areas, and subsequent suturing to reposition the gums.
  1. Bone and tissue grafts: These procedures entail the replacement of lost bone and gum tissue, with the dentist using either artificial or natural materials. The aim is to restore the structure and functionality of both teeth and gums.

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You can prevent pyorrhoea by maintaining a healthy oral hygiene routine, such as brushing two times a day, flossing daily, rinsing with mouthwash, and visiting the dentist regularly for check-ups and cleaning. Besides, it is essential to invest in health insurance policy to ensure you are ready to deal with medical emergencies.


Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult your general physician or another certified medical professional for any questions regarding a medical condition. Relying on any information provided in this blog is solely at your own risk, and ICICI Lombard is not responsible for any effects or consequences resulting from the use of the information shared. 

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