Periodontology is the specialty of dentistry concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the supporting and supporting tissues of the tooth such as the alveolar bone, the gums and the ligament, The periodontist treats periodontal diseases, which are bacterial or microbial infections that slowly deteriorate the supporting tissues of the tooth. Like gingivitis or periodontitis.

Gingivitis and periodontitis are inflammatory diseases affecting the gums and the bone around the teeth. They are the main causes of tooth loss in adults. It should also be noted that people with an immune deficiency are more prone to this type of disease.

People with the following symptoms should visit a periodontist.

  • Presence of periodontal pockets (these are large spaces under the gums that damage the bond between the root of the tooth and the gums).
  • Sore gums.
  • Bleeding gums.
  • Loose teeth.
  • Or bad breath.

Factors that promote periodontal disease

  • Poor hygiene, the presence of dental plaque or tartar
  • Smoking.
  • The stress.

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