The periodontal attachment apparatus of the tooth.
The periodontium is like the foundation of a house: it should be stable therefore healthy. The disease of the gums called periodontitis (gum disease earlier) = an inflammation of the gums. This is often caused by very poor oral hygiene. There are also modifying causes, which may favor the disease, such as Smoking, diabetes, immune deficiency diseases or genetic predisposition.
Diagnosis / Formerly drying characteristics
With regular dental checkups include an examination of the gums (gingiva) and of the gums (periodontal) to do so. Upon detection of periodontal treatment is necessary.
Treatment priorities of Periodontology
- Systematic periodontal
- Rootplanning and Decontamination of Periodontal Pockets with the Er: YAG laser
- Flap surgery
- Guided tissue regeneration
- Surgical crown lengthening
- Recession coverage
- Papilla reconstruction