20 Jan Can I perform orthodontic treatment if I have gum problems?
Well, if you have gum problems you should treat them before you can do an orthodontic treatment. Since, periodontitis and gingival recession can be negatively affected with orthodontics, especially if these diseases have been caused by poor hygiene.
Periodontitis is one of the most common diseases currently among adults. That is why it is necessary for the orthodontist to also detect these diseases, since most patients go directly to him without going to a periodontist first. The reason why an orthodontic treatment cannot be done if you suffer from periodontitis is simple, and this is not effective. Periodontitis alters all supporting tissues and orthodontics applies a force on the teeth that commonly causes an inflammatory reaction. Therefore, in the case that the patient has periodontal disease, his dental support will be altered and any orthodontic movement can be an aggravating factor.
Therefore, the first step is to treat gum disease, before you can start orthodontic treatment. The treatment to achieve this will be done before orthodontics, during and also after it.
When patients with these characteristics begin orthodontic treatment, it is necessary to sensitize them about the importance of having a good daily hygiene routine, in addition to periodontal maintenance periodically. Likewise, it should be done with patients who do not have gum disease, to maintain good oral health and also prevent these diseases.
Following the steps stipulated by the orthodontist, this treatment may be applied to patients who have good control of bacterial plaque and periodontal disease is stabilized. The forces exerted during orthodontic treatment have to be modified to achieve effective movements in teeth with lack of support.