Periodontology

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Periodontology deals with the preservation and treatment of the supporting structure of the teeth, ie the gums, periodontal ligament and the bone bed. Gums affected by periodontitis pose a significant health risk to the patient. Our goal is to eliminate this risk by prevention and specialized treatment using modern procedures and technologies. At our clinic, a very experienced specialist, MUDr. Kateřina Simpson, will take care of you, whether you need a small intervention or an extensive complicated procedure. You can also rely on our care with a diagnosis from another workplace.



Periodontology

What is periodontitis

Periodontitis is manifested by bleeding and receding gums and bad breath. In the advanced stage, the teeth wobble and loosen. The final stage is the loss of teeth. Unlike gingivitis, periodontitis causes permanent damage. Only in some less serious cases is it possible to regenerate a broken ligament.

Periodontitis occurs mainly in middle-aged and older people. This condition is up to 70% more likely for smokers than non-smokers. In addition, smoking reduces the body’s defenses against bacteria.

Risks associated with periodontitis

Periodontitis is a disease that is treacherous in that the affected person may not for a very long time, sometimes several years, observe any symptoms of the disease. In addition, the danger is not only dental. Chronic periodontitis can be one of the causes of other serious diseases, as it can become a source of infections and inflammation throughout the human body. An association between periodontitis and an increased incidence of heart disease and stroke has been proved.

However, it is important to emphasize that proper treatment and consistent dental hygiene can improve gum health at any stage of periodontitis, thus preventing the disease from progressing to a more advanced stage, which can result in tooth loss.

How periodontological care takes place

The basis of periodontal care is dental hygiene. One of our experienced dental hygienists willremove plaque and tartar. The result is then consulted with the periodontist MUDr. Kateřina Simpson, who evaluates and checks the remission of periodontitis.

The next phase of treatment is our own specialized care by a periodontist. Depending on the severity of the problem we apply appropriate treatment. The treatment can be conservative, surgical or can take the form of, for example, photodynamic therapy. The active phase of treatment is followed by regular check-ups by a periodontal specialist about four times a year.

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