One of the biggest enemies of a perfect smile and a 100% functional oral cavity is bone retraction.
As bone density starts to decrease, the risk of losing the natural teeth or dental works increases considerably.
Typically, to be able to stop the appearance of bone resorption, it is crucial that periodontitis be discovered in the early stages so that it could be treated. This does not happen most often, and the classic treatments performed when sitting on the dental chair once the resorption already started does not work well.
In such situations, the only solution is to use the Electronic Stem Generator. This innovative device manages to stop bone resorption, and allows the dental works to be performed safely.
Dentists have identified 3 categories of patients, depending on the stage of periodontal disease:
1. Patients with incipient periodontitis. They are those for whom bone resorption has not yet begun.
2. Patients with active bone resorption. Bone resorption has begun, which makes treatment very difficult.
3. Patients whose bone resorption was stopped by ESG.
Depending on the category of patients you are in, the hygiene may differ:
Commonly, the 1st group includes young patients who still have most of their natural teeth. Teeth hygiene can be done with all available means: electric toothbrushes, classic toothbrushes, mouthwash, oral irrigator, etc.
Moreover, patients in 1st group can certainly use energetic subgingival scaling and laser, even if these two methods can cause trauma to the bone and gums.
Together with proper hygiene, patients from the 1st group can use ESG for prevention.
The 2nd group contains people over 30 years of age, with several dental procedures, and in whom bone resorption has already been activated.
Unfortunately, most patients who go to dental clinics are part of this group.
Those who already suffer from bone resorption must be very careful with teeth hygiene and avoid any trauma to the gums:
The 3rd group includes patients from the 2nd group who have undergone the ESG treatment, but with factors that could still cause resorption: retentivities of dental work where the bacterial plaque can hide, health conditions such as diabetes, insufficiently regulated occlusal forces or vices such as smoking.
These patients can use teeth cleaning techniques such as scaling, laser, and electric toothbrush, but they must use it with great care to avoid any trauma to gums.
ESG must be used constantly for successive periods of 3 years.