The periodontium is the term we use to designate the set of structures that surround the tooth and keep it functional in its position. However, plaque buildup or dental calculus (calcified plaque) can induce inflammation of the gums. In its milder degrees, we call it gingivitis. On this occasion the most common symptom is bleeding, accompanied by swelling and redness of the gingiva. With the correct sanitation, it is possible to revert the condition without sequelae.

When gingivitis evolves and begins to cause irreparable losses to the supporting tissues of the tooth, we call it periodontitis. If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss. Periodontal treatment consists of the decontamination of the teeth, including the surface of their roots, seeking to restore the health of the tissues. For long-lasting results, patients must compromise, because the success of the treatment depends to a large degree on maintaining the correct sanitation on a daily basis.

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Gingival esthetics

In the past, we have heard a lot about dental esthetics, but with the evolution of techniques, we realized that the esthetics of the smile goes far beyond a beautiful teeth. In this way, the importance of the red esthetics, which correspond to the periodontal tissues, began to be perceived, for a truly esthetic smile.

Periodontics is the specialty that takes care of the health of the supporting tissues of the tooth; is also responsible for the beauty of the gums, that to be considered harmonic, need to have color, texture and appropriate shapes. If the patient has lost that harmony for some reason (gums with dark spots or patients who have a gingival smile, that is, they show a large part of the gum when smiling) we can indicate periodontal plastic surgeries, which allow remodeling in areas with excess, lack or asymmetry of gums.

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