We will help you to prevent, fight and treat periodontal disease.

At Clínica Dental Juana María Fernández, experts in periodontics in Almería, we study all those diseases and problems caused by bacterial plaque. Gum care is essential to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile. Periodontal disease can even cause tooth loss. That is why caring for your gums is as important as caring for your teeth.

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What is periodontics?

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases that affect the gums and bones that support the teeth.

The most common diseases treated by periodontics are gingivitis and periodontitis. The first one affects the gums, the soft tissues that protect the teeth. The second one, more complex, causes infections in the bone support of the teeth and other tissues such as the periodontal ligament and the cementum.

Symptoms, causes and prevention

Gum care is essential to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

The most frequent causes of these diseases are related to the bacteria that remain on the teeth and gums, which over time can produce damages in the tissues. These pathologies cause reddening and bleeding of the gums, either spontaneously or during brushing. Other causes of periodontal disease are: 

  • Smoking
  • Genetic predisposition to periodontal disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes.

The best way to prevent periodontal disease is to maintain proper oral hygiene, thus controlling the amount of dental plaque on the teeth.  It is necessary to have regular check-ups with a dental specialist in order to make an early diagnosis of the disease should it appear.

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Treatment for periodontal disease

Gingivitis is treated by professional prophylaxis (dental cleaning), while periodontitis is treated by scaling and root planing. Occasionally, periodontal surgery is necessary to clean bacteria, plaque and tartar from the roots of the teeth.

Patients who are diagnosed with gingivitis or the beginnings of gingivitis may be prescribed a preventive treatment of annual or 6-monthly prophylaxis to thoroughly remove plaque and bacteria that can lead to periodontal disease.

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