Periodontitis, a disease that affects the gums

Written by: Dr.Prof. Carlos Aviñó Mira
Edited by: Patricia Pujante Crespo

Periodontitis is oral disease that seriously affects the gums and can change their color, texture and shape and even lead to loss of teeth. The recommended treatment depends on the severity of the case and the patient's progress.

Predisposition to suffer problems of periodontitis

Periodontitis is a disease that certain patients are more prone to suffer. Thus, it depends on various factors, such as genetic, composition of saliva, oral hygiene, consumption of snuff, diabetes, etc.Thus, for example, will always be more likely to develop this disease by one non-diabetic diabetic patient, so that patients presenting with these risk factors should have better oral care.


Symptoms and course of Periodontitis

The main symptoms of periodontal disease are changes in the gums that affect their color, texture and shape, as well as the loss of bone around the tooth, can make this have mobility and, in some cases, teeth are lost .


Difference between Periodontitis and Gingivitis

Gingivitis occurs mainly in the early stages of periodontal disease and is characterized by gum inflammation, accompanied by bleeding.In the case of periodontitis also a loss of support structures surrounding the tooth mobility in these appearing with subsequent loss occurs.


Periodontal Treatment: Understanding

Depending on the stage of the disease where the patient is, the treatment may vary. This changes from removing plaque or tartar cause of this condition to periodontal surgery where clean tooth roots and in some cases, regenerate lost bone due to disease.


Treatment sessions periodioncia

The basic treatment of periodontics consists of two to four sessions, depending on the patient and the recommendations of the expert in Dentistry and Stomatology .Sessions post-treatment depend on each patient and the evolution that has this treatment.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr.Prof. Carlos Aviñó Mira

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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