When we feel discomfort in our mouth, or a sensation of pain in the gum accompanied by a slight swelling, it is probably a periodontal problem that is affecting our oral health. These problems can affect the normal life of any person, as when chewing food or brushing our teeth, the discomfort becomes more present and prevents us from eating. 

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What is Periodontics in Tijuana?

Periodontics in Tijuana is the specialty that studies the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases that affect the tissues that support the teeth. One of the main periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis. Both can be accompanied by bleeding gums, bad breath and even in a more serious situation, such as tooth loss.

What is Periodontitis?

Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums and soft tissues that support the teeth. It is produced by the same bacteria that can cause irreversible destruction of our dental bones. The bacteria that cause this wear and tear lodge in the space between the tooth and the gum, which leads to a process of inflammation.

Periodontitis is a very common disease that can be prevented, as it is usually caused by poor oral hygiene. To prevent periodontitis, it is advisable to follow a daily hygiene routine; brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing and regular visits to the dentist will significantly reduce the likelihood of periodontitis.

Other risk factors that increase the risk of suffering from periodontitis are tobacco consumption, the ingestion of certain medications, malposition of teeth and certain habits such as teeth grinding.

What is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is a mild inflammation of the gums caused by the accumulation of bacterial plaque. This periodontal disease is very common and usually causes irritation, swelling and redness in the gums surrounding the base of the teeth.

How are Periodontal Diseases treated?

To treat periodontal disease, periodontists usually perform a deep cleaning to remove plaque and tartar. The aim of this procedure is to try to reduce inflammation and remove bacterial deposits accumulated in the gums and roots of the teeth.

What are the benefits of Periodontics?

  • Restoring the health of the gums.
  • Eliminate bacterial plaque, the main cause of the appearance of periodontal diseases.
  • Carry out a thorough dental cleaning to prevent the appearance of future infections that could lead to periodontitis.
  • Prevent the destruction of bone tissue caused by periodontitis.
  • Eliminate bad breath.

If we want to avoid, as far as possible, suffering from this type of periodontal diseases periodontal diseasesAs specialists in Tijuana in dental health and periodontics, we advise you to maintain daily hygiene habits and visit your dentist every 6 months for a thorough cleaning and a review of the state of your teeth.

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