Periodontology studies periodontal disease (the tissues surrounding the tooth) and the treatment of associated diseases: gingivitis, periodontitis and gingival recession.
Particular attention is paid to patients suffering from these diseases through regular and rigorous monitoring, specific therapies and professional oral hygiene sessions.
During these sessions, a periodontal survey (to assess the severity of the disease), radiographic and laboratory tests (to look for pathogenic bacteria) are carried out. The symptoms of periodontal disease are: bleeding gums, tooth mobility and, in some cases, pain, fouling and odour. Failure to treat these diseases can lead to progressive tooth loss and affect the patient’s overall health.
There is a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating a strong link to serious systemic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular problems and lung disease.