What is periodontics?

Is the dental specialty that deals with the treatment of periodontal disease known as pyorrhea or gum disease.

We recommend regular preventive checkups done to rule out any occurrence or progression of this disease, which if left untreated can cause degeneration of the tissues that support the teeth. Causing bad taste and odor in the mouth (halitosis), bleeding gums and loose teeth.

This is reversible if treated professionally, dentist, periodontist or dental hygienist removes the plaque through a deep-cleaning method called scaling and root planing. Scraping is to remove tartar that is deposited above and below the gum line. The root planing removes the rough areas that may have the tooth root where germs collect. This helps remove bacteria that favor the disease.

In addition to educating the patient to achieve proper hygiene. With this disease is controlled achieving healthy gums, preventing more bone and gingiva loss.

The snuff, stress and obesity are aggravating factors of the disease.


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