Take care of your gums, it is the most important tissue to protect your tooth roots. If you don't treat it quickly, it will lead to serious periodontal disease and can affect your overall health.
What is Periodontics?
It is a specialty that treats diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth. This branch of dentistry is one of the most important, can restore and treat infections of all kinds in the gums, preserving the main support structure of the teeth.
What is periodontal disease?
Why does periodontal disease occur?
What is the Periodontics procedure?
Types or stages of periodontal diseases
Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gums, it can occur due to plaque accumulation or it can be a manifestation of a systemic disease. Gingivitis is reversible after optimal treatment and guided by a specialist.
Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease, which leads to the loss of the supporting apparatus of the tooth, i.e. gum loss and bone loss. It is classified into periodontitis, necrotizing periodontitis and periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic diseases. Depending on the condition of the patient's mouth, this pathology may be reversible or the lost tissue may be restored.
Frequently Asked Questions
There are some signs that can help us identify the presence of the disease, these are: Bleeding and swelling of the gums, where commonly the anatomy or shape of the gum is lost, redness, mobility and/or tooth loss. The patient may also report symptoms such as discomfort in the teeth, bad breath and metallic taste.
- Through proper daily hygiene (brushing, flossing, mouthwash), the proliferation of bacteria that can attack the gums can be prevented.
- Visit the dentist every 6 months for calculus removal and disease diagnosis.
- In the presence of any of the symptoms mentioned in the previous question, you should go immediately to the dentist and prevent more serious diseases.
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