Leaving these diseases untreated and allowing them to develop can result in deterioration of your general health. They also represent a real risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction or stroke, or metabolic diseases such as diabetes mellitus.
Moreover, the development of periodontal diseases can, in the long term, lead to tooth loss or rejection of implants. However, if periodontal diseases are detected in time they can be treated successfully. In some cases, even lost bone and receding gums can be completely restored as there is a wide variety of specialised treatments available which, if handled by experts, have a very good prognosis.
The Periodontal department of the Maxillofacial Institute offers the following periodontal techniques:
- Root planing and scraping: to eliminate the build-up of bacteria in the mouth.
- Periodontal surgery: eliminates bacteria situated deeper down in the periodontal sacs.
- Regenerative surgery: for the recovery of lost bone, by placing filling materials that promote bone growth.
- Mucogingival surgery: improves gum quality and quantity.
- Periodontal aesthetic surgery: procedures to correct aesthetic defects caused by periodontitis or other periodontal diseases.