Periodontology in Rome: the gingival curettage

Parodontologia a Roma: il curettage gengivale

What is periodontology

Periodontology is a branch of dentistry that deals with the treatment of diseases of the periodontium, which is the supporting apparatus of the tooth. The parts that make up the periodontium are: the gingiva, the periodontal ligament, the cementum and the alveolar bone.

The main diseases of the periodontium are gingivitis and periodontitis. The former consists of inflammation of the gums due to several causes, including inadequate oral hygiene. If left untreated, this can result in periodontitis (or pyorrhea), a far more serious disease that can lead to tooth loss. It can be treated with gum curettage and periodontal surgery.

Periodontal treatments: gingival curettage and periodontal intervention

Gingivitis occurs when plaque forms, through which bacteria generate infections that inflame the gums. To treat it, it is necessary to remove plaque and tartar through professional dental hygiene, at a dentist or hygienist. To prevent plaque from reforming, it is essential to perform good daily oral hygiene.

If gingivitis is not treated, periodontitis can occur. In this case, the space between the gum and the tooth root, which is usually between about 1-3 mm, deepens and pockets are formed, where plaque accumulates and bacteria proliferate. Two techniques can be used to treat it: if the pockets are not very deep, gingival curettage is used, that is, the sanding inside the pocket that removes plaque and bacteria.

If the pockets are very deep, on the other hand, periodontal surgery is used: the gum is incised, the root is uncovered and the infected tissue is cleaned and removed. Thanks to the periodontal intervention it is possible to recover the teeth, even if they were moving and remove the infection and inflammation.

After performing the appropriate treatment at the dentist, in order to stop periodontitis, it is essential to take care of your mouth with proper daily oral hygiene. In addition to the use of the toothbrush is important to support the cleaning with dental floss and, if necessary, the brush, as well as performing regular sessions of professional tooth cleaning.

Periodontology in Rome at the Studio Dr Schmitz

If you have periodontitis and do not know what to do, if you are losing all of your teeth, contact the Dental Office Dr Schmitz, we will help you solve your problems, no matter how serious they are. If you are looking for a practice that can solve complex periodontal problems, you are in the right place. We do our utmost to treat periodontitis; with gingival curettage and periodontal surgery you can restore stability to your teeth, even if they move!