Periodontology is an indispensable stage of modern dental treatment. It is the part of dentistry that focuses on health maintenance and treatment of all tissues in the mouth – gums, bone, periodontium and oral mucosa. The main purpose of your periodontist is and should be primarily to maintain periodontal condition of your health through proper treatment, timely maintenance and regular care of your oral hygiene. Moreover, when already developing disease – periodontitis or gingivitis, the periodontist is the one with the best and most appropriate treatment that will restore your health and keep your teeth.
Each patient is required to visit the periodontist to care for his/her own health. After initial screening Your periodontist will establish an individual plan. If you do not manifest disease recommendations for your oral hygiene will be given and about how often you need to do maintenance to avoid the development of disease in the future. If a disease is found, an individual treatment will be prepared, for the process to be controlled and cured as quickly as possible.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. The first symptoms which patients usually notice are bleeding when brushing, swollen or red gums, sometimes pain in the gums and bad breath. It is important to know that Gingivitis is the first and most primitive stage of periodontal disease and that this condition is completely treatable, and that untreated gingivitis usually leads to periodontitis.
Periodontitis usually is a result of untreated gingivitis and is a much more serious diagnosis. This disease process has reached the deep layers of the gums and affects the bone that supports the teeth. Periodontitis is a curable disease and its treatment should not be delayed, because it leads to further violations of state and tissues. Untreated periodontitis can lead to tooth loss!
Periodontal disease and its prevention should be treated only by the periodontist, as he/she is the specialist who will offer the best and most proper treatment. Moreover, during the prophylactic visits the periodontinst is the one who can spot the earliest signs of the disease and take timely measures to prevent it.