Periodontal diseases are a group of diseases that affect the tissues surrounding and holding the teeth in the jaws. They are diseases of inflammatory nature and infectious cause.
When the inflammatory process affects deep periodontal tissues, destruction of bone and ligament supporting and holding teeth occurs. This degree of involvement we called periodontitis and is accompanied by swelling, bleeding, loosening of parts and tooth loss.
To solve periodontitis a thorough clean of the teeth, the gum and tooth area under the gum is required to remove all plaque. After the treatment, the gums can again adhere to the teeth and can save the teeth that would of otherwise have fallen out by loosening.
The treatment is performed under local anesthesia and the number of visits depends on the severity of the case.
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