Periodontics treats diseases of the gums and bone that support teeth
There are two major periodontal diseases: gingivitis and periodontitis. Gingivitis is the disease that only affects the gums, i.e. the soft tissues that protect teeth. Periodontitis is a group of infections that affects not only the bone that holds the teeth, but also other tissues such as the periodontal ligament and cementum
The most common symptom of periodontal disease is the reddening of gums and spontaneous bleeding or bleeding when brushing. Other symptoms may also appear, such as bad breath or an unpleasant taste, sensitivity to cold and heat, pain or even tooth mobility. When these accumulate under the gums, they can organize and produce gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis.
If periodontal disease is left untreated, it often results in progressive tooth loss.
To prevent it, we need proper oral hygiene. But, if it has already appeared, all traces of plaque and tartar must be removed down to the root of the tooth through a process known as scaling and root planing; additionally, antibiotics may be prescribed to complete the healing process of periodontal disease.
At Marbella Dental Arts Clinic we have a periodontist dentist who exclusively practices this specialty, backed by accredited training and ample experience in treating periodontal diseases. We care for our patients with regular follow-ups and we try to curb their periodontal processes by helping them learn special brushing techniques designed for them, our periodontal patients. Likewise, we track implant treatments to control bone recession or peri-implantitis problems.
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