Periodontology is a branch of dentistry which studies supporting structures of teeth, diseases and conditions that affect them. The supporting tissues are known as the periodontium.
Periodontitis is inflamation of the soft tissues around the teeth, characterized by swollen, tender gums. This can, eventually, lead to the loss of teeth. It begins with the deposition of bacterial plaque on the teeth below the gum line which irritates and erodes the neighbouring tissue.
So, teeth brushing is very important. Today, more and more young people have had an increase in periodontal disease. According to a survey, 50% of lost teeth are lost because of periodontal disease. In other cases, caries is the cause for teeth loss.
The cause of periodontitis is bad hygiene leading to plaque deposition. It can not be cured, but treatment can help to stop the problem from getting worse. So, prevention is most important.
- Bad breath
- Red, swollen, bleeding gums
- Cold, mechanic sensitivity
- Receding gums
Treating depends on the depth of periodontal pocket. In some cases, flap surgery is advised. It is also possible to take long-lasting treatment which includes better hygiene, removal of dental plaque, the use of interdental brushes, antibacterial mouth wash...
It is very important to prevent the problem from getting worse, the worst – tooth loss.
Our experienced doctor, Marija Vuković Stevanov, will take care of everything. Make an appointment straight away. Also, in our dental practice Vukovic for the first time in Serbia, we offer unique ozonetherapy in the treatment of periodontitis.