Periodontology


Periodontology or Periodontics is the speciality of dentistry that studies supporting structures of teeth, as well as diseases and conditions that affect them.Periodontal disease is something many people struggle with, and it is increasingly difficult to handle alone past the age of 30. Dentists have the tools and expertise necessary to stop it before it turns from bad to worse. Often, a cosmetic dentist and implant dentist will suggest patients take care of gum and tooth disease before moving on to aesthetics.

This disease might have some roots in genetics, but the improper care of teeth mostly causes it. However, anyone can suffer from it—and many people do to some degree. It starts when plaque buildup gives way to tartar. The tartar leads to microorganisms that attack the gums, leading to gum disease or gingivitis.

The microbes begin to eat away at a bone, which eventually causes tooth loss. However, there are many treatments available to stop and even reverse some damage resulting from periodontal disease. The most common approaches are deep cleanings, localised antibiotics, and a more stringent ongoing care plan. For more advanced cases, a bone draft or Arrestin Therapy may be required.

The best way to tackle periodontal disease is with preventive care which includes regular brushings, flossing, mouth washing with fluoride and annual dental checkups.

Prosthodontics-Dentures/Bridges/Dental Implants:

Prosthodontics is the dental speciality about the diagnosis, treatment planning, rehabilitation and maintenance of the oral function, comfort, appearance and health of patients with clinical conditions associated with missing or deficient teeth and oral and maxillofacial tissues using biocompatible substitutes.

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