The most effective treatments in Mallorca to combat gum disease

At Clínica Pronova we have experienced specialists in the treatment of Periodontitis and Gingivitis. The gums are one of the fundamental tissues of our mouth. They are part of the structure that supports our teeth, facilitating chewing. However, 80% of people over 35 years of age today suffer from some type of gum problem and, if left untreated, these problems can lead to diseases that will result in the loss of teeth. For this reason, it is important to consult a periodontics expert in case of any symptoms.

Real clinical cases

Before and after treatment

A 54-year-old patient who came to our center due to severe dental mobility and worried about the appearance of his teeth. After the diagnosis of periodontitis, you decide on a treatment to save your teeth and improve the aesthetics of your smile through zirconium bridges and crowns. The treatment lasted 5 months and 8 appointments were necessary.

Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry that deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gums and bone supporting the teeth. The most common periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis is a chronic, painless periodontal disease that causes inflammation of the gums. It is a disease with high prevalence in today’s society, depending on the age groups its frequency can be around 60% of the population to a greater or lesser extent and if left untreated can lead to periodontitis. Its main cause is the accumulation of bacteria or bacterial plaque around the teeth due to an inadequate or insufficient brushing technique.
The most frequent symptoms of gingivitis are bleeding gums (when chewing or brushing teeth), sensitivity, halitosis or bad breath, as well as redness and swelling of the gums. Fortunately, this disease is reversible. The treatment of gingivitis consists of the removal of tartar and bacteria by a dentist or hygienist specialized in Periodontics, as well as instruction in special oral hygiene techniques for the patient.
Periodontitis or pyorrhea is a painless disease that affects the gums and produces the loss or destruction of the bone that surrounds the teeth, favoring mobility and subsequent tooth loss. This periodontal disease is, along with caries, the leading cause of tooth loss. In many cases, the symptoms of periodontitis can go unnoticed and be diagnosed too late. In others, it can manifest itself through bleeding gums, bad breath, gum recession and even tooth mobility.
The treatment of periodontitis consists of a disinfection of the gums or “deep cleaning”, a treatment with local anesthesia that “numbs” the gum and allows cleaning the space between the tooth and the gum where tartar and disease-causing bacteria accumulate.
Gum care is one of the most important tasks if you want to maintain a healthy dentition for many years. To this end, it is essential to maintain proper oral hygiene on a daily basis, and technique is very important in this case. In addition, it is essential to go to the specialist who will carry out periodic reviews not only of our teeth, but also of the health of our gums, since common brushing is not enough to avoid the accumulation of bacteria, and for this, different treatments are necessary. periodontal diseases.
Our dental clinic, specialized in Periodontics, offers you in Palma de Mallorca the most effective treatments against gum disease. Dr. Libertad Caro, our specialist in Periodontics, explains it in the following video.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Bleeding gums may have a minor cause such as aggressive brushing. However, in most cases bleeding gums and other discomforts such as inflammation are symptoms that we detect in patients suffering from periodontitis or gingivitis, and who may not be aware of it.
To enjoy healthy gums, it is advisable to brush thoroughly, use dental floss or interproximal brushes and apply mouthwashes or toothpastes with antiseptic agents. However, if gum bleeding does not stop, it is advisable to make an appointment with your dentist, because this problem could be one of the symptoms of gingivitis, a periodontal disease.
There are foods that are beneficial for the gums and that help us to prevent ailments. These include blueberries, omega-3 unsaturated fats such as oily fish oils, kiwi, green tea, grapes and red wine.
Periodontitis is, together with caries, the leading cause of tooth loss. In many cases, symptoms may go unnoticed and may be diagnosed too late. For this reason we give you a guide to know the main signs.
Smoking seriously damages the gums, producing a vasoconstrictive effect that favors gum suppuration. For this reason, smoking is one of the main risk factors in the development of periodontitis that can lead to bone loss. Smokers are up to three times more likely to suffer from this disease.
A gingival graft is a periodontal microsurgical technique used to treat a defect in the shape, size or contour of the soft tissues supporting the teeth. It is an ideal treatment when there is a problem of gum recession and when the gum surrounding the teeth is very thin and fine.