At SanaSmile we treat diseases of the tissues that serve as the foundation for your teeth.
Periodontics is the dental speciality that looks to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases affecting the tissue that serves as the basis for teeth. This dental speciality is concerned with identifying and treating those diseases affecting the tissues surrounding the tooth (gums, alveolar bone, periodontal ligament). Although bacteria are mainly responsible for these diseases there may be other factors, such as tobacco or stress. Therefore, it is essential to carry out a correct diagnosis to establish the treatment that best suits your needs.
The most common periodontal diseases are:
-Gingivitis: the gum is affected. Bleeding is a warning sign. Gingivitis, if detected early, can be treated and cured. A mouth cleaning is performed to remove plaque and tartar from around the teeth and there is a personalized follow-up, in which the patient has to participate by maintaining proper oral hygiene at home.
-Periodontitis: in addition to the gum, it also affects other tissues surrounding the tooth, which can lead to the loss of the tooth. When gingivitis is not treated, it no longer only affects the gums, it also affects the bone, and if not treated on time, it can cause complete tooth loss if bone loss is well advanced.
At SanaSmile Clinic we conduct an individualized diagnosis, where we evaluate the medical history of the patient and the data obtained through oral examination, x-rays and laboratory tests.
Remember that an early diagnosis can save us many problems later, so do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have.