The periodontium is the set of tissues that connect the teeth to the jaw. This is what allows us to talk, smile, eat and even seduce!
Periodontal diseases are bacterial infections that affect and destroy the tissues that surround and support the teeth. The tissues involved are the gingiva, the attachment fibers (ligament or periodontal ligament) and the bone that supports the teeth.
Periodontal infection, a periodontal infection, occurs recurrently and gradually damages the gums and other periodontal tissues. This infection can lead to other problems if not treated in time, such as cardiovascular diseases, premature births, pancreatitis etc.
The symptoms of periodontal disease are:
- Bleeding when brushing teeth;
- Decommissioning or mobility of the teeth;
- Suppuration (creation of pus during an infection).
- Halitosis (bad breath);
- Feeding between the teeth;
- Sensitivity to cold;
- Swelling and redness of the gums;
People at risk:
- People with a family history of periodontitis or a history of painful gingivitis
- People who have low resistance to stress, infections (eg diabetes) or who have signs and symptoms of depression;
Our dentists specialzed in periodontics will be able to diagnose the infection through x-rays and microbiological tests. Following the treatment of periodontitis, the dentist removes the tartar painlessly, which allows the periodontium to heal better.