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Periodontics: Alert Signs

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Dra. Krisna Casal

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No more bleeding when brushing, loose teeth, and much less tooth loss from gingivitis, periodontitis, or periodontal disease.

Due to the seriousness of gum disease, there is a dental specialty called Periodontics and whoever holds this title is called Periodontist.

Periodontics focuses on the health of all the tissues around the teeth (gums, periodontal ligament, and bone)


Periodontics in Quito, what does it solve?

The main pathology that periodontia cures is periodontal disease or periodontitis .

This disease attacks the tissues around the teeth (gums, bone and ligaments) causing bleeding, mobility and even the loss of teeth.

Periodontitis is very serious and silent, so it is important to prevent or attack it from the onset of its first signs and symptoms.

It is mainly caused by poor oral hygiene that causes the formation of calculus or dental tartar

Dental calculus causes infection that destroys the gums and the bone that supports the teeth.

Another factor that causes periodontitis is the scant or null dental check-ups (six-monthly dental check-up and prophylaxis).

In our experience, reaching the point of needing periodontal treatments occurs in people who from a very young age have suffered from fear of the dentist .


Initial warning signs

There are many signs and symptoms that often go unnoticed or simply that we do not give the importance they deserve.

You must take action in the presence of any sign that alerts you to gum problems; if you put it off later, it can be costly both in terms of your health and financially.

Below is a list of the main problems that periodontics attacks:


Inflamed gums

It is one of the most common periodontal problems, it is also known as gingivitis and the first step to develop periodontitis.

And it is caused by the accumulation of tartar or dental plaque between the teeth and the gums

Consequently, we have an increase in bacteria in that area that generates infection and an inflammatory response of the body that manifests itself with:

Red or purple gums

The natural color of the gums is pink and its texture is firm. Any change in these characteristics should be a reason to consult with your dentist.

Changes in tone towards red or purple denote increased blood supply in response to infection.

Bleeding gums

Gum bleeding can be seen when brushing well either on your toothbrush or when you spit out toothpaste.

It is caused by an increase in the fragility of the gums, a product of inflammation.

Pain when touching the gums

Product of the same irritation and inflammation caused by the microorganisms present, the gums become more sensitive reaching pain to the touch.


If you have inflammation in the gums, you should go immediately to your trusted dentist in Quito who will prevent you from requiring specialized care in periodontics.

This way you will attack gingivitis in a timely manner and avoid further damage that can lead to spontaneous tooth loss


Bad breath

Product of the large amount of bacteria that lodge in your mouth when you suffer from periodontitis.

These bacteria can be found in all tissues of the mouth and even in periodontal sacs that are very delicate sources of infection.


More severe signs of periodontitis

So far we describe the initial signs or symptoms of periodontal disease.

If you ignore the initial alerts, it will lead to periodontitis and its most dangerous signs or symptoms such as the following:


Receding gums

Retraction is the receding or reduction of the edge of the gum that exposes the neck and sometimes even its root.

It is a sign of multiple oral conditions including periodontal disease.

If you have receding gums and want to know if the problem is related to periodontia, evaluate if you also have any other signs discussed in this article.

In any case, your trusted dentist will know how to evaluate and determine the definitive cause.


Pain when chewing

Periodontal disease affects the supporting tissues of the teeth (periodontal ligaments and bone) making them weaker.

The forces of chewing make this situation worse and the body’s response is to generate pain at that moment to try to avoid those forces.


Loose teeth or tooth loss

As periodontal disease progresses, the tissues around the roots of the teeth are damaged.

This damage affects the support function of the roots that begins with mobility and can lead to their fall, sometimes even spontaneously.


Pus between the teeth and gums.

It is a sign of severe periodontal disease and is due to a strong immune response to a large infection.


Loss of bone in the jaws

The infection present in periodontitis causes a phenomenon in the bone called resorption.

Resorption is as if the bone dissolves by the action of agents foreign to it.

Moderate to severe bone loss is treated with bone grafts or tissue regenerations that aim to recover lost bone.


Treatments in Periodontology

The most common treatment in periodontics is Scaling and Root Smoothing (RAR)

The RAR is the removal of plaque and calculation of both the crown and the root surfaces.

Sometimes, in very severe cases, it is necessary for RAR to be performed at the surgical level to have better access to the roots.

It is a very effective treatment against periodontal disease, it is performed by the periodontist, in the dental office, on an outpatient and safe basis.


Periodontics, when to go?

In the presence of any of these signs or symptoms, it is necessary to go to your trusted dental clinic: Asiri Dental Center.

Here we will evaluate your case and if necessary you will have your ideal periodontist available.


Conclusions

In our experience, fear of the dentist is one of the main causes of our cases in periodontics.

Many times this fear is instilled in us from our childhood, and therefore it is very respectable and as such acceptable.

With current technology and the professional mystique that we have at the Asiri Dental Center in Quito, you will live an experience full of peace and security.

We invite you to visit us with determination, tell us about your problems and we will gladly adjust to your condition.

Only then can you enjoy the oral health that we want you to recover and maintain.