Periodontology is the branch of dentistry that treats gum disease. These are inflammatory diseases caused by bacterial plaques that strike the periodontium, that is, the bones that surround and support the teeth.
Nowadays, even young patients can suffer from periodontal diseases that are strictly related to
lifestyle: smoking and quality of oral hygiene. If they are not treated in time, the infection can
deepen and worsen until it produces a successive loss of teeth.
In periodontal diseases, we can see a receding gums (periodontal recession) often discovered late as these diseases develop without pain!
Periodontal care is based on removal of plaque and inflammation by different methods depending on the type (gingivitis, periodontitis, advanced periodontitis) and the severity of the situation. In fact, the dentist will evaluate the condition and make a diagnosis to recommend the appropriate treatment.
After periodontal treatment, it is recommended that you perform professional cleanings at your dentist to ensure and maintain healthy gums and teeth. These professional cleanings will also help remove plaque that is difficult to target from the top and bottom of the gumline.