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Periodontics – Implant Therapies

Periodontal treatments gather prevention, diagnostic and treatment of gum and bone surrounding the teeth. Periodontists offer a wide range of treatments, such as teaching of oral hygiene, scaling and root planning or root surface debridement. Advanced surgical procedures are also developed to treat patients with severe gum problems including oral and mouth reconstruction with implant therapies

Risk factors

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The main cause of periodontal (gum) disease is plaque, but other factors affect the health of your gums.

  • AGE
  • SMOKING/TOBACCO USE
  • GENETICS
  • STRESS
  • MEDICATIONS
  • CLENCHING OR GRINDING TEETH
  • OTHER SYSTEMIC DISEASES
  • POOR NUTRITION AND OBESITY

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Preventing periodontal disease

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Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is caused when bacteria in plaque (a sticky, colourless film that forms in the mouth) build up between the gums and teeth. When the bacteria begin to grow, the gums surrounding the tooth can become inflamed.