Periodontology

 
 

MALO CLINIC

 

Gingivitis and periodontitis treatment

 
Periodontology or periodontics is a specialty of Dentistry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, which are divided into two major groups: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Periodontitis and gingivitis are diseases that affect the set of tissues that include the gums, bone and periodontal ligament, responsible for maintaining the firmness of teeth in the jaw, and are the result of the accumulation of bacteria in the tissues of the oral cavity.

The deposit of plaque and tartar in the groove between the gums and the teeth causes a chronic inflammation that, in addition to causing pain in the gums, destroys all the tissues that support the teeth.

Although anyone with poor oral hygiene can develop gum inflammation - swelling, bleeding and sometimes pain in the gums - some factors, such as pregnancy, puberty, poorly positioned teeth or the use of difficult-to-sanitize dentures, enhance the appearance of this pathology.

Not being promptly diagnosed and treated, this inflammation of the gums evolves and ends up becoming a more serious and complex problem: periodontitis. Bone loss becomes irreversible, teeth begin to wag and even fall out. Stress, smoking, genetic factors or diseases such as diabetes are risk factors for the onset of periodontitis.

Periodontitis affects a large part of the population and is responsible for most tooth loss in adult patients.
 

Book your appointment!

 
 
 
 
 
 

Treatments

 
Diagnosis and Treatment of Periodontal Diseases
 
Although this dental problem is very serious, there is a solution and the faster you go to an appointment with a Periodontologist the more effective it will be.

In the case of gingivitis, the treatment involves the removal of all bacterial plaque and accumulated tartar, as well as the teaching of brushing and removal of interproximal bacterial plaque through the use of dental floss and / or toothbrushes. It is fundamental that the patient learns how to make a correct oral hygiene and maintains it.

For Periodontitis, it is not possible to replace the bone that has already been lost. Stopping the disease progression, eliminating the infection and providing a correct tissue anatomy is the aim so that the patient can have a correct oral hygiene at home.

Once the treatment is completed, it is up to the patient to follow the maintenance program, which includes specific hygiene measures and regular visits to oral hygiene specialists of MALO CLINIC.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Did you know that...

 
  • Sometimes the teeth do not erupt completely and part of the crown gets "hidden" by the gums and it is necessary to "discover" them?
 
  • Periodontal disease is the most prevalent oral disease in Portugal?
 
  • Smoking and uncontrolled Diabetes are the main risk factors for periodontal disease?
 
  • Gingival recession can in certain cases be recovered?
 
  • Aesthetic sequelae of periodontal disease can be improved through orthodontic or restorative treatment?
 

Clinic Cases

 
 
 
 
 

MALO CLINIC Periodontology

 

Team

 
 
A
 
Ana Santos Ferro
Armando Veiga Lopes
 
 
 
B
 
Bruno Queridinha
 
 
 
C
 
D
 
E
 
F
 
 
 
G
 
H
 
I
 
J
 
K
 
 
 
L
 
M
 
Mariana Nunes
Miguel Gouveia
 
 
 
N
 
O
 
P
 
 
 
Q
 
R
 
S
 
T
 
U
 
 
 
V
 
W
 
X
 
Y
 
Z