The area of dental medicine that deals with the treatment of the supporting structures of the tooth, i.e. the parts that hold the tooth is called periodontics, meaning that periodontics deals with tooth support and its stability. These parts are: gingiva, root cement, periodontal ligaments and the alveolar bone
If the teeth are not cleaned after every meal, plaque is created on their surface. The plaque is a sticky, white layer of micro leftover food, bacteria and saliva.
Bacteria that grow in the plaque cause an inflammation of the gingiva. Bleeding gums are one of the first but not the only indicator that treatment is necessary.
If gingivitis is not treated the inflammation penetrates in the deeper structures of the periodontal and that way periodontitis starts.
During periodontitis the supporting structures of the tooth like the ligament that connects the tooth to the bone, get destroyed. The result is loosening and later on the loss of the affected tooth
Irregular and incorrect oral hygiene and irregular dental appointments are causes of the development of periodontal disease.
There is an increased risk of getting periodontitis for:
- People that smoke
- People under stress or if their immune system is weakened by systemic or malignant diseases
- People suffering from hormonal changes during puberty, pregnancy or menopause
- People with a genetic predisposition
- People with an irregular occlusion – irregular bite and numerous disfunctions lead to an uneven load on certain teeth inside the teeth line
Diseases of the gingiva and infections can be stopped or slowed down, so the periodontal therapy is intended for people of all ages, from the period of growth of permanent teeth until a later age.
Regular and proper oral hygiene maintenance and tartar removal during regular dental appointments are key factors in stopping the development of the disease or stopping its advancement in case the illness is already present.
Every untreated periodontic disease results in tooth loss!
A good dental clinic will give you a diagnosis and direct you to a targeted therapy so that your periodontologist can try to regenerate the infected and deteriorated tooth periodontal and keep the tooth in your mouth. The Fabris Centre cooperates with top specialists in the field of periodontics in Croatia.
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Tartar cleaning is a process that consists of removing the soft and hard deposits from the teeth with the help of an ultrasound. The formation of periodontal diseases (gingivitis and periodontitis) is prevented by regular removal of the deposits.
Tartar removal is a quick, painless and simple procedure that is performed with a specialised ultrasonic machine.
At the Fabris Centre the tartar removal treatment includes polishing and protective fluoridation of the teeth.