What is this?
Periodontics deals with the treatment and preventive care of your gums. You have probably heard the name of the insidious disease – periodontitis, commonly known as periodontosis. Unfortunately, it is increasingly common in patients of all ages, and only an experienced periodontist can help fight it. But fortunately, at Mutafchiyska Dent we have precisely such a specialist on our team and he is at your disposal with his proven knowledge and experience.
What does it help with?
- Periodontitis can begin in your teenage years. The most common cause is irregular hygiene, less often damage to the jaw, an improper bite and genetic predisposition. Bacteria (plaque) get between the tooth and the gum, which over time begin to infect the soft tissue.
- The first symptoms of periodontitis are bad breath and bleeding gums when brushing your teeth. If you notice those, visit the periodontist’s office immediately! Periodontitis cannot be completely cured, but it can be controlled and stopped. The earlier the better!
- If you neglect the early stage of treatment, the infection attacks the jaw bone and begins to “melt” it. As a result, the gums begin to recede and the necks of the teeth are exposed. Some of them begin to come loose due to the reduced amount of bone. The contour of the face changes, the skin starts to look saggy and aged.
- The final stage is the loss of one or all teeth.
People mistakenly believe that certain toothpastes or herbs will prevent the development of the disease. Unfortunately, these can only be used as complementary prevention. For the treatment itself you need an expert periodontist!