Periodontal Treatment

Dental Surgery
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Braces are necessary to avoid and prevent potential oral damage

There are several different gum diseases, periodontitis is one of them. Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the supporting structures of the teeth, resulting in their breakdown: gums, bone and periodontal ligament. It is multifactorial with regards to its start and progression, determined by complex balance (or imbalance) between pathogenic bacteria,  environment, individual response and susceptibility, genetics and acquired risk factors (local or systemic). Periodontitis affects not only your oral health but also general health. Periodontitis increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, poor pregnancy outcomes for women, worsens diabetes management. There is also emerging evidence about links to Alzheimer's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

Can periodontitis be cured & how long will the treatment take?

Once you develop periodontitis, it will always stay with you – it is not possible to fully cure it, although it can be STABILISED  by active treatment, regular maintenance appointments and control of risk factors. Gum disease requires monitoring and maintenance, therefore after active phases of treatment, you will need to come for regular review and maintenance appointments in the following years for the rest of your life (or as long as you will have any teeth).