What is periodontitis ?
Periodontitis is a difficult disease of dental tissue , characterized by the emergence of pockets of bacteria in the settlement of existing pockets of bacteria is a growing , penetrate deeply and completely destroy the supporting tissue of teeth , and finally comes to swaying and tooth loss . The most severe form of the destruction of the supporting tissues of the teeth I called periodontitis.
What causes can lead to periodontal disease?
- hormonal changes (pregnancy )
diabetes ( already in young children who suffer from diabetes are at risk 7 times more frequent disease of periodontal disease than in their healthy peers )
- malocclusion (bad bite, crowding of teeth)
- poorly placed dental fillings
- lack of teeth that are not reimbursed prosthetic
- dental caries
What are the signs of periodontal disease?
Symptoms of periodontal disease in the gingiva are : redness , swelling, pain and pockets . Alveolar ( jaw ) bone is resorbed , get the supporting apparatus of teeth , teeth dangle and fall . He feels uncomfortable halitosis.
In practice we can provide a range of preventive and curative measures of treatment of periodontal disease:
- periodontal microbial test
- caries risk test
- cleaning of tartar with ultrasound
- remove soft plaque
- curettage pockets
- fixation of the remaining teeth