Discomfort treated with periodontics
In order to make an accurate diagnosis, our dentists carry out a X-ray and a catheterisation test; These tests assess whether there is bleeding, the depth of tartar in the gums and whether there is bone loss on the part of the patient. In this way, it is determined whether periodontal disease is present and what the most appropriate treatment is.
This is one of the first signs of this type of oral problem; it can occur when brushing teeth or simply eating.
Inflammation of the gums also appears at an early stage of the disease. It is detectable to the naked eye as the gums become considerably enlarged and invade part of the tooth.
Reddening of the gums
Another of the most characteristic symptoms of gingivitis is redness of the gums.
As the dental disease progresses, the gums become more sensitive to brushing teeth or eating very cold food or drinks.
When our patients present this retraction it means that the periodontitis is at an advanced stage. This causes the gum to pull away from the tooth, exposing the root and even causing significant gaps to appear.
Bad smell and taste
This discomfort can appear at any stage, and can also be due to other reasons, but combined with the other discomfort above it is very characteristic of pyorrhoea or periodontitis.
In the case of gingivitis, the following treatment is prescribed oral cleaning and subsequent thorough hygiene at home. If our periodontists identify periodontitis, a more complex treatment will be carried out, which involves a microbiological analysis, antibiotics to combat bacteria, tartar depth measurements, as well as scaling and smoothing, among others. This type of treatment includes regular check-ups and maintenance to prevent relapse.