What is pyorrhoea? – All you need to know

What is Pyorrhoea? 

Our teeth are surrounded by gums and supporting fibres that connect them to the bone. These fibres are also called as supporting ligaments. The gum disease in its initial stages is limited to the gums, and as the disease progresses to its advanced stage, it affects the supporting ligaments. The advanced stage of gum disease is called pyorrhea or periodontitis. If left unattended, it can lead to various problems, such as tooth mobility and tooth loss. There are various treatment options available for pyorrhea with us at Oris Smiles Dental Clinic Thaltej Ahmedabad.

In the information provided below, we will briefly discuss what is pyorrhoea and the treatment options available to us- brought to you by Oris Smiles Dental Clinic Thaltej Ahmedabad

Complications of pyorrhoea

Tooth Loss

When left unattended, the infection can spread from the teeth to the surrounding areas and weaken the supporting structure of the tooth. This leads to tooth mobility and, eventually, tooth loss. 

Abscess Formation

The abscess formation is characterised by a localised collection of pus. In some cases, when the infection is severe, pus is accumulated in the pockets around the teeth. 

Receding Gums

The gum inflammation starts with the colour change and slowly affects the texture of the gums. The gums start to become soggy and start receding. Gum recession is a serious problem as it can lead to root caries and sensitivity.

Treatment options

Professional Dental Cleaning 

Profession cleaning is one of the most recommended methods for pyorrhoea treatment. Regular brushing may not be sufficient for some hard deposits on the teeth, known as tartar. To remove tartar, you need professional cleaning with the help of an ultrasonic scaler. 


In some cases, besides dental scaling, our team may apply topical antibiotic pastes on the affected area for a speedy recovery. The choice of this treatment depends upon the severity of the disease. 

Flap Surgery

In severe cases, flap surgeries may be advised as a Pyorrhea treatment option. In this treatment, the gums are lifted to raise a flap to facilitate deep cleaning. Once the cleaning is done, the gums are sutured back, allowing the reduction in pockets formed around the tooth.

Bone Grafting

If the pyorrhea has affected the bone around the teeth, bone grafting may be necessary to stimulate new bone generation.  

Aftercare of  Pyorrhea Treatment 

  • Maintaining good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily with a soft-bristled toothbrush is suggested.
  • Be gentle with your technique, and ensure that you are doing it with the correct technique. For cleaning between the teeth, use dental floss at least once a day or use a water flosser if you are uncomfortable with the thread flossing.
  • Use an antimicrobial mouthwash as prescribed by our team at Oris Smiles Dental Clinic Thaltej Ahmedabad
  • Always attend regular follow-ups to keep track of your progress

 The bottom line

In conclusion, it is important to know what are the symptoms of pyorrhea to be watchful of the early signs. Knowing these early signs and detecting them timely can help you prevent further complications, including tooth loss.  

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