This branch of dentistry specializes in the gum, bone and connective tissues that surround and support the teeth. Recent studies have shown that more than 50% of the population suffers from periodontal diseases.
How do you know if you suffer from periodontal disease?
You can have a beautiful smile, but without knowing, you could be losing periodontal insertion, that is, the bone that supports your teeth. This gum disease is usually asymptomatic and silent.
Some warning signs can be bleeding when brushing or flossing, redness and swelling of the edges of the gums, bad taste or bad breath.
Later symptoms include abscesses, moving teeth, and finally, the loss of your teeth. The treatment of periodontal diseases depends on their exact diagnostic cause from a comprehensive periodontal evaluation is crucial.
If you think you have a periodontal problem, a review should be made with our periodontist, who after a professional evaluation will indicate the steps to follow to maintain your teeth and your periodontal health or seek a solution with a dental treatment.