Periodontal disease

Written by: Dr. César Calvo Rocha
Edited by: Top Doctors®

What are the most common periodontal diseases?

The most common periodontal disease is gingivitis. Untreated gingivitis degenerates into periodontitis. In periodontitis we are then with several stages of the disease that goes from mild to moderate to advanced periodontitis.

What symptoms do they present?

The symptoms that periodontal disease presents in the initial stage of gingivitis is inflammation of the gum, redness, bleeding, even the tooth gum is detached. And if that initial gingivitis is not treated, in passing to the next stage of gingivitis, apart from all these previous symptoms that we find we can also find a suppuration of pus between the tooth and the gum, a separation of teeth, and also already slight mobility of teeth, since in the following stages of periodontal disease the pathology also begins to affect what is the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone. And in that way the treatment should be more severe.


What treatments or surgeries can correct them? Are they definitive?

All the treatments that we must obtain are to stabilize the periodontal disease. If we detect gingivitis in the initial stage and do not pass to periodontitis much better. If the patient comes or we detect periodontal disease the treatments will be deeper, either with curettages or with periodontal surgeries. The treatments in the periodontal disease are not definitive of cure and implies a commitment on the part of the patient very deep so that this recurrence does not happen again in his mouth and the control of the periodontal disease between the clinic and the commitment of the patient is monitored.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. César Calvo Rocha

By Dr. César Calvo Rocha

Dr. Cesar Calvo Rocha is a dental hygienist who exercised for more than two decades in review at the Dental Clinic Sada Moreno. He is a member of the Scientific Committee of Dental Gazette, and has participated in the drafting of articles for various magazines and websites of the sector. He is also Secretary of the College of Dental Hygienists of the Community of Madrid.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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