Pre-orthodontic Periodontal Assessment, Aftercare and Follow-up
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Pre-orthodontic periodontal assessment and management
Periodontal disease is a form of inflammation. Orthodontic treatment aims at inducing tooth movement through another form of inflammation. Unfortunately, having untreated periodontal disease during orthodontic treatment, or in other terms, having both forms of inflammation on top of each other, can lead to accelerated bone loss, loss of tooth support, increased tooth mobility and can eventually end in tooth/teeth loss. This is a catastrophic result and hence, it is of paramount importance to make sure that your periodontal health is in its best possible shape prior to commencing orthodontic treatment.
In addition, it is very important for us to keep a close eye on you during orthodontic treatment, with three to four monthly periodontal maintenance to maintain your periodontal health in the best possible shape and to allow early detection of any deterioration in your periodontal health and to arrange further intervention if necessary.