Inflamation of periodontal tissues (gums, ligaments, bone) caused by bacterial infection.
WHAT IS PERIODONTITIS?
Also known as periodontal disease, periodontitis is a serious gum infection that damages no only thee soft tissue but also destroys the bone that supports the teeth. The disease can be absolutely painless and usually is diagnosed with these simptoms: swollen, red gums, that bleed easily, bad breath, plaque around the teeth, loose teeth.
Deep gum and bone infection
Subgingival plaque removal
The main aim of the treatment is desinfection – removal of all the plaque (bacteria) from around the teeth above and under the gums. This treatment is always performed a with anesthesia, because the plaque can be found deep under the gums and removal can be painful. Sometimes several sessions of desinfection are necessary, depending on the level of the disease. The treatment and regular periodontal maintainance afterthat has a a very important role in saving your teeth, because lost bone structure never recovers. The only way to avoid teeth loss is to stop periodontal disease in time.
“ WHAT SEPARATES DENTISTRY FROM ART IS THAT DENTISTRY IS MEANT TO BE… FUNCTIONAL”
Normally it is not painful although you can feel irritation of your gums, sometimes you will notice bleeding, bad breath or loose teeth.
You can check for these signs: visible plaque on your teeth on any surface (usually on the inside of lower incisors or on the outside of upper molars); redness and swelling of your gums. When the gums are healthy they have pinkish color and are well adapted to the surface of your teeth. Anyways the best way to know if you have it – is to see your dentist.
It can be painful if the treated area is not anesthetized. In Clínica Monteblanc this treatment is performed only with anesthesia. After the treatment some irritation can be noticed but it goes away in 1-2days.
It absolutely depends on the condition of the disease because many times only some specific areas of the mouth are affected by periodontitis. The price can vary from 90eur per area to 400eur if it is a full mouth periodontal treatment.