Prevention. Diagnosis. Treatment

Periodontics, gum disease


What is it?

At Tafur Dental Clinic we tell you everything you should know about the periodontics and we give answers to all those questions that you have ever asked yourself. Periodontics is the specialty that deals with the tissues that surround and hold the teeth, the periodontium. The gum and bone are part of the periodontium and are sometimes affected by infectious problems caused by plaque and tartar. This can lead to gum recession, bad odor, and tooth loss.



To know what periodontal disease is, we must know what all its symptoms are. When a patient suffers from gingivitis, he usually shows  sign of redness, inflamed and satin gums. These usually bleed spontaneously or when brushing your teeth.

It is also common to develop certain sensitivity to cold to develop, bad breath or halitosis or a bad taste in the mouth. Keep in mind that these periodontal diseases do not cause pain, so it is difficult for the patient to recognise them and only our specialists available at the Tafur Dental Clinic, can offer a proper diagnosis.

The most common pathologies are:

  • Gingivitis
  • Periodontal disease
  • Halitosis

Why does it happen?

Understanding what periodontal disease is not an easy task is if we do not know why these diseases appear. This is due to the accumulation of bacteria on the teeth and under the gums, causing inflammation and destruction of tissues.

Although for such diseases to occur, there is more than the accumulation of bacteria. They also occur when there are factors that cause it, such as the patient having a genetic predisposition.

Apart from the patient having a genetic predisposition, other types of aspects also influence. For example, the ones listed below:

  • Smoking
  • Stress
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Malnutrition
  • An advanced age
  • Other types of diseases such as diabetes or AIDS.


It is a disease that occurs in our mouth, although it usually has different origins, due to having excessive bacteria in the oral cavity. Generally, this type of bacteria is capable of causing proteins to be metabolised, releasing different compounds where we find sulfur.

That along with the plaque, is the real reason for that bad breath or bad smell in the mouth that can also lead to personal problems.



If you have swollen gum, you should have a dental cleaning done. The procedure is minimally invasive and involves removing the tartar and the bacterial plaque that nests under the gums. Remember that it is the first phase of periodontal disease and it is really easy to treat if it is caught on time. Our specialist hygienist will remove the tartar attached to your teeth and will advise you on the best way to brush your teeth and what type of brush is ideal in each particular case.


Gum Disease

También conocida como piorrea, es una enfermedad crónica que consiste en la pérdida de masa ósea alrededor de las raíces dentales. Puede tener muchos orígenes: desde estar embaraza, por culpa de la diabetes o verse provocado por el consumo de tabaco o una mala higiene buco-dental. La periodontitis o piorrea requiere una limpieza más profunda siendo conveniente realizar curetajes, que es el raspado y alisado de la superficie radicular.


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