Treatment of Gum Infections – patient information to assist informed consent
This ADA patient education pamphlet provides dental information on the treatment of periodontal disease. The topics discussed include:
- The early and advanced stages of gum disease
- Symptoms and signs of periodontal disease, such as bleeding or painful gums, bad breath and abscesses between the teeth and gums
- The diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
This leaflet can be a useful tool for patients as the different treatments of gum disease are described in detail. The different treatments discussed include:
- Removal of plaque and calculus by dental instruments
- Root planing
- Improving oral hygiene
- Quitting smoking
The possible complications of periodontal treatment are listed, such as gum tenderness, tooth sensitivity and gum shrinkage.
Mi-tec publishes 31 Australian Dental Association patient information brochures. The dental information is written in plain English to assist the patients’ understanding of health information and to help patients make informed decisions. The ADA patient information brochures are printed in five-colour on high-quality A4 sheets.