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What are gingivitis and periodontitis?

They are two very common diseases, most of the population has suffered from them at some time, both gingivitis and periodontitis affect the gums, they are caused by the accumulation of bacteria and tartar.

● Gingivitis It occurs when the infection affects only the gum, it becomes inflamed, red and begins to bleed. So that this does not happen we must prevent it, if it is not treated in due time, periodontitis will most likely appear.

● Periodontitis It occurs when gingivitis has not been treated in time, it also has an impact under the gums causing periodontal pockets, reaching the bone and the root. This oral disease can be detrimental to our health, for this reason it is always necessary to go periodically (preferably every 6 months) to the reviews recommended by our Dental Clinic.

What are the causes of these diseases?

The main cause is the accumulation of bacteria between the gum and the teeth.

There are other types of factors that cause the development of these diseases such as:

● Tobacco contains very toxic substances such as tar, nicotine and many more that produce a greater accumulation of bacterial plaque, greater wear on the tooth bone, and causes the smoker to have more accumulated and more aggressive bacteria.

● Hormonal changes in women, such as pregnancy, can negatively affect the gums during this state.

● People with diabetes often have gingivitis or periodontitis as they are more sensitive to oral infections.

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Periodontics at Ibarreta Dental

Avoid certain foods

Avoid foods that contain excess sugar and, if consumed, do so with meals or snacks and never before going to bed.

tooth brushing

It is very important to brush your teeth correctly three times a day with a good toothpaste, and you should always focus on brushing your teeth at night.

Healthy life

It would be ideal to reduce alcohol and tobacco consumption as much as possible, since these two habits help promote oral cancer.


Visiting the dentist to the extent possible every 6 months or 1 year for a routine review may prevent more serious problems in the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions Periodontics

What is a Periodontic treatment?

A periodontist, dentist, or dental hygienist can perform the treatment. The goal of treatment of the periodontitis is to thoroughly clean the pockets around the teeth and prevent bone damage that surrounds them.

What is the purpose of periodontal treatment?

Main goals of periodontal treatment They are: Eliminate bacterial infections that cause gum disease. Control the inflammatory process responsible for the destruction of the tissues that support the tooth.

When is a Periodontics needed?

It's important to see a periodontist if you experience any of these symptoms: Your gums are red, swollen, or bleed when you brush or floss. You suffer from bad breath or have an unpleasant taste in your mouth that does not go away even with brushing.

What does a periodontist treat?

The periodontists They are dental professionals who focus on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases that affect the gums, as well as other structures that support the teeth.

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Auxiliar Odontológico

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