Periodontal disease treatment
WHAT IS PERIODONTITIS?
Periodontitis – is an inflammation of the gums and the teeth’ supporting structures and is one of the most common human diseases.
Periodontitis is caused by bacteria known as periodontal bacteria. Although these bacteria are naturally present in the mouth, they are only harmful when their amount increases dramatically. This happens when a layer of bacteria and food debris, that is, plaque, builds up and remains intact on the teeth, usually in hard-to-reach areas such as between the teeth.
Some bacteria can multiply, producing harmful waste products that stimulate the body’s protective inflammatory response. As the disease progresses, chronic inflammation leads to the destruction of the jawbone and teeth loss.For many people, this is a gradual process that takes place over many years, and if it is detected and treated promptly, then periodontitis can be stopped.
• bad breath;
• teeth shifting;
• “longer” teeth (gum recession);
Bleeding from the gums may be less noticeable in smokers due to the effects of nicotine on blood vessels, and therefore the disease process may be masked.
WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS FOR PERIODONTITIS?
HOW IS PERIODONTITIS TREATED?
• neodymium laser. Laser therapy for periodontitis is non-traumatic and painless, has a high disinfecting and biostimulating result;
• injection treatments with the patient’s plasma.