¿What is Periodontics?
Periodontology studies prevention and treatment of diseases related to teeth supporting tissues.
Some of the well-known periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis.
Periodontitis is placed among the main causes of teeth loss. Around 75% of population suffers periodontitis. It is a bacterial disease affecting gums and teeth supporting tissues.
Some of the symptoms which first appear when suffering periodontitis are gums redness, inflammation and bleeding (mainly during brushing). Other worse symptoms are teeth mobility and gums recession, and sometimes bad breath.
This disease can be related also with other diseases such as diabetes, myocardium infarct, preterm births and pneumonia.
For treating this disease it is necessary to remove causing bacteria. So, progression of disease can be arrested and even sometimes some of the loss bone can be recovered.