What is Periodontics?
Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that focuses exclusively on the treatment and prevention of inflammatory diseases that destroy the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. A Periodontist is a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of this type of ailments, as well as in the reconstruction, regeneration and design of the affected gingiva and periodontal tissues.
What are the most common periodontal diseases?
The main periodontal diseases are gingivitis (inflammation with bleeding gums) and periodontitis (destruction of the bone that supports the teeth). Periodontitis, commonly known as pyorrhea, could result in the loss of dental pieces if not treated in time.
Mucogingival defects such as enlargements, fibrosis, recessions and loss of keratinized gums are alterations that are usually treated by Periodontists in a very common way.
Periodontal treatment and its benefits
If you already know what Periodontics is, now we mention its main objectives:
- Stop the progression of periodontal disease and delimit the damage
- Recover the health of gums and periodontal tissues
- Control the levels of bacterial plaque causing these diseases
- Prevent the future appearance of periodontitis
- Stop bone loss caused by periodontitis
- Eliminate bad breath
- Recover the aesthetics of the gums
At Dental Cibao Spa - Dominican Republic, we are specialists in Periodontics
Dental Cibao’s General Director, Dr. Lizther Jaime, is personally in charge of reviewing the periodontal health of our patients and promoting among our dentists a comprehensive diagnostic approach to teeth and their surrounding tissues, for which we offer: Plastic surgery of the gum (to correct aesthetic defects), treatment for inflamed and bleeding gum infections, treatment of mobile teeth, regeneration of bone and gum, among others.
It is important to make a diagnosis in time
Periodontitis is a serious disease that can cause irremediable loss of teeth. Chronic periodontitis can favor the appearance of other diseases, both orally and systemically. Recent studies show the interrelation of periodontal disease with diabetes, heart disease and even Alzheimer’s, therefore all patients in the dental office should be evaluated by a Periodontist to rule out this disease, which in its early stages is usually silent, or once detected, be treated in a timely manner by a competent Periodontist.
Make your appointment with us today to get more information about our periodontal treatments. Our Periodontists have more than 20 years experience.