Periodontal diseases are known for the complicated and, often, costly treatment solutions they are commonly associated to. In most of the cases, this is due to the fact that such conditions need prolonged treatment and, incidentally, secondary treatments. However, there are a few methods that can reduce the total costs of these procedures, especially if they are applied right from the first signs of periodontitis. Apart from being financially advantageous, they also feature very comprehensive therapies you can follow with great ease by yourself, with minimal involvement on your dentist’s part.
Periodontitis is in direct correlation with a few types of periodonthopatic bacteria which respond well to antibiotics. Amoxicillin in combination with metronidazole is the first on the list, prescribed by physicians for infections of the gingival tissue, of the tongue and tonsils. This combination is recommended for adults especially, as amoxicillin has been found to not be equally well tolerated by older people. For them, the combination is ciprofloxacin with metronidazole, which, although not equally effective, can actually trigger similar reactions provided that the dosage and the entire treatment scheme are well conceived in the first place. Such antibiotics are both cheap and easy to find on the market. However, their use should be directed by your dentist in order to ensure optimized results in the long run.
Reducing stress can also trigger positive effects in patients suffering from or developing periodontal diseases. While the relation between the two is still a partial mystery, it has been observed statistically that people who are more stressed tend to develop this condition in greater numbers than those who live a quiet life.
Regular scaling is essential for a correct approach to periodontitis. Calculus increases the amount of bacteria in your mouth, thus creating the perfect context for an infection. If you choose to get a scaling every six months (or even more often for people who drink coffee, smoke or for patients whose dentists informed them that the quality of their saliva leads to a faster accumulation of calculus on the back part of their lower front teeth), you will significantly reduce the development of this disease.
Correct oral care
Brushing regularly and consuming various natural antimicrobial agents will have a great impact of periodontitis. Essential oils (as those found in garlic, lemon, mint, cloves, sandalwood, peppermint, black cumin, etc.) can actually help you keep your periodontal disease under control.