Periodontics takes care of the gums and treats diseases of the tissues that support the teeth, this helps us to prevent oral sensitivity and tooth loss. In our clinic in Barcelona, we want to restore health to your gums and improve the aesthetics of your mouth.
Gum diseases are one of the most common diseases that our mouth suffers. Sometimes, people do not give importance to bleeding gums and, although there is a genetic component or external factors that can cause it, a timely review and proper control could help prevent the progression of these pathologies.
Gingivitis and Periodontitis, commonly called pyorrhea, are the most frequent gum diseases. Slight redness, sensitivity and especially bleeding when brushing our teeth are signs of gum inflammation.
With inflammation begins gingivitis, which can evolve into more aggressive periodontal diseases. For this reason, it is important to treat the problem as soon as possible and follow up with a qualified professional from our periodontics team in Barcelona.
Bleeding gums, redness of the gums, continuous bad breath, or a detachment of the gum and the tooth, are the usual symptoms that point to a possible periodontal disease.
As periodontal disease progresses, the gum recedes, periodontal pockets appear (bacterial deposits that facilitate the maintenance of infection), tooth sensitivity (pain) increases, teeth begin to move and eventually end up being lost.
When non-surgical treatment is not enough to control periodontitis, it is sometimes necessary to resort to periodontal surgery.
There are different types and techniques of periodontal surgery, and its application will depend on the indication of each specific case. The objective is always to reduce inflammation and slow down the progression of the disease.
It is an intervention whose purpose is to improve access to the surface of the roots and the supporting bone of the tooth to eliminate inflammatory tissue, calculus, and thus reduce periodontal pockets.
Over the years and with the advance of technology, access surgery has developed minimally invasive techniques to preserve the periodontal supporting tissues as much as possible.
The use of magnification and microsurgical instruments used by the doctors of our clinic, allows these interventions to improve the prognosis of the teeth affected by periodontitis and the local conditions of the gum.
Promotes the recovery of lost bone and the gain of clinical insertion of the tooth. From bone regeneration it is also intended to reduce periodontal pockets through the use of grafts and different biomaterials.
The patient’s own grafts, of human or animal origin or synthetic materials can be used.
As in resective surgery, technology has evolved and today minimally invasive surgical techniques are used, which improve the results of regeneration. The 2 critical factors for success in this type of surgery are good plaque control by the patient and smoking, which is contraindicated.
The objective of mucogingival surgery is the prevention or correction of gum and bone defects of anatomical type with traumatic development, or produced by periodontal disease.
To perform this surgery, in our clinic in Barcelona we include grafts in the procedures by taking gum from the patient’s own palate. We can also use substitute materials such as allografts or xenografts.
It can be for many reasons, although the most common is that the insertion of the teeth is weak due to periodontitis. Get in touch with your dentist so that he/she can analyze and treat this disease as soon as possible.
No, it is not painful, although it can be uncomfortable for the patient, especially if it is done quickly and aggressively. As a patient, you must collaborate with your dentist in the application of this treatment. This will help in the repair of the tissues, in addition to your own adaptation to the process.
The most common is that this disease appears in adulthood, from the age of 30. Even so, you should not neglect your hygiene and care before this age, because the younger a periodontitis appears, the more care it will need, and the more severe the disease can be.
When your gums bleed you should be alert and go to your dentist so that he/she can make a diagnosis. Bleeding is not always a symptom of periodontitis, it may be a minor problem, such as gingivitis, but no less important.
Bleeding gums are a sign that something is wrong with your mouth.
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