At Medina Balda Clinic we are specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease is a disease where bacteria cause inflammation of the gums. These cause irreversible loss of the underlying bone. The most frequent signs of the disease are bleeding when brushing, receding of the gums and dental mobility. Other symptoms are teeth separation, bad breath, sensitivity to cold, etc. Although, being a normally painless disease, it usually goes unnoticed by the patient.
Research studies have shown that the health of the mouth, teeth and gums has a direct impact on the overall health of our body. The same bacteria that causes the disease can travel through the body, even reaching the cells of the coronary arteries. Recent studies have linked periodontal disease with other ills. For example, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and diabetes. In addition to problems in pregnancy and increased risk of colon cancer.
It is therefore of vital importance that we intervene as soon as possible so that we can eliminate the bacteria that generate periodontal disease to stop the irreversible loss of bone and teeth. In addition, to avoid possible general effects on the health of the body.
The periodontal patient should also know that periodontal disease is determined by a genetic predisposition for the disease. So whenever bacteria were present in the patient’s mouth, he would develop periodontal disease. There are also risk groups that must pay special attention to the health of their gums (smokers, pregnancy, diabetes, family history, etc.).
The way to prevent inflammation of the gums and to avoid irreversible bone loss is to take care of the gums for life, so the periodontal patient must enter a “periodontal maintenance program”. In this program every 6 months we will review and eliminate existing bacteria, thus preventing your disease from progressing. The key is prevention and avoiding more bone loss.
Medina Balda Clínic, your periodontal specialist in Madrid.