Frequently Asked Questions

What is Visual-SRP?

Visual-SRP (V-SRP) with OraVu’s DeVA-1® Micro-Endoscope system allows your periodontist, dentist, or dental hygienist to see below the gumline without surgery and without the stitches and pain that accompany it.
After being given a local anesthetic, your clinician will place the miniature fiberscope below the gumline. What the clinician sees is an image magnified up to 100 times actual size.The clinician can now SEE the calculus on the roots and in the furcations (root forks) and most
importantly ensure that the calculus has been successfully removed.

Is periodontitis common often?

Yes. One in ten adult people has periodontitis. Among the over-50s it even occurs in thirty percent of the cases.

How does gum disease become periodontitis?

If you do nothing about the onset of gum inflammation, there is a chance that the inflammation of the gums will become chonic and spread to the jawbone. Then there is periodontitis. The gums turn red, swell, get a weak structure and become detached from the teeth. The space between teeth and molars is getting deeper and deeper. As a result, the bacteria advance and eventually reach the jawbone. This will cause the jaw bone to shrink, causing the roots of the teeth to lose their hold. As a result, teeth and molars come loose and fall out.

Can periodontitis be cured?

That is possible, but it is a lengthy and sometimes painful process. The undesirable damage to the jaw bone is irreparable in most cases. The treatment consists of professional cleaning sessions where plaque and tartar are removed deep into the gums and therefore also from the deepened pockets. The following steps depend on the severity A bacteriological examination may be necessary to determine which types of bacteria are in the dental plaque. Antibiotics will be used depending on the outcome. It may also be necessary to perform a so-called flap operation, whereby gums are detached from the teeth and molars so that cleaning can be carried out even more efficiently.

What is a good oral hygiene?

  • Brush twice a day for two minutes and clean your teeth interdental every evening.
  • Between the teeth.
  • With dental floss or tape, toothpicks or, depending on the space between teeth and molars, with special brushes. Do the interdental cleaning before brushing and not after. You can possibly have a mouthwash afterwards.

What are symptoms of periodontitis?

  • Redness and swelling of the gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Structure of the gums becomes limp
  • Foul taste in the mouth
  • Bad breath
  • There is space between the teeth and molars
  • Teeth and molars eventually become detached