How to Prevent and Address Periodontitis Early

Periodontitis is a disease with characteristic symptoms: bleeding, thickened or reddish gums, gum loss, mobile teeth or halitosis. The treatment is based on eliminating pathogenic bacteria from the periodontal pockets and reducing or eliminating oral bacteria.

Periodontal treatment: what it consists of

The basis of the periodontal treatment of our protocol (Full Mouth Disinfection) is the complete elimination of pathogenic bacteria from the periodontal pockets and the reduction or elimination of bacteria from oral habitats that can cause re-infection of already treated sites.

Risk factors in Periodontitis

There are certain risk factors by which a patient may develop periodontitis. Some of them are, among others:
– Smoking
– Diabetes
– Genetic factors
– Poor hygienic habits

Symptoms and diagnosis of Periodontitis

The characteristic symptoms of a patient with Periodontal Disease are:
– Gums that bleed when brushing or bleeding spontaneously.
– Thickened and red gums (signs of inflammation).
– Gum loss in a single tooth or generalized gum loss
– Mobile teeth
– Bad breath
The diagnosis is based on a clinical examination by an expert in dentistry and periodontology. This procedure will be followed by a periodontal probing and radiographic tests, such as periapical series, orthopantomography, among others.

Maintenance and follow-up of Periodontal Disease

Our treatment protocol is to perform a complete oral disinfection in a single session.
However, due to the chronic nature of Periodontal Disease, four-monthly, six-monthly or annual maintenance sessions are required, depending on the individual predisposition of each patient.