Difference between periodontitis and pyorrhea

Periodontitis or pyorrhea

Written by: Dr. Andrés Llobell Lleó
Published: | Updated: 13/08/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Many people still confuse periodontitis and pyorrhea. Although the term pyorrhea is totally in disuse to this day, it is a word that many patients identify with bleeding gums and loose teeth.

In short, it usually causes repulsion, or fear, since it really means leakage of purulent material through the gum. Years ago, patients who had this disease were stigmatized, and forced to wear dentures. But currently this should not necessarily be like that.

The specialists in periodontics are those who have the most knowledge to treat this chronic disease, to teach the why, and to give instructions. It is a disease that can be prevented, and that you can limit its progress.

In the same way, the specialist in periodontics will treat the related problems, such as recessions, lack of volume for dental implants, and everything related to the pink color in our mouth.

Periodontitis treatment

Today we are not talking about leftovers, nor plaque, today we are talking about biofilms, where different bacteria interact to cause periodontal disease. In the same way, this periodontal disease is called periodontitis in a classification that has multiple degrees and multiple presentations, with or without suppuration, with or without bleeding, fast or slow, can be aggressive, young, adult, acute, chronic ... In any case it is considered individually and, most importantly, it has treatment. One of these treatments is to resort to periodontal surgery , of which I spoke in a previous article .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Andrés Llobell Lleó
Odonthology

It is a prestigious doctor, specializing in implants, aesthetic and fixed prosthodontics, with master and training at the University of Washington (Seattle). It is part of a renowned family of dentists where there are already three generations dedicated to the specialty. In addition, he is founder and professor of the Master of Periodontology at the University of Valencia.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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