Periodontal diseases are infections found in the structures around the teeth, which include the gums, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone. In their earliest stages, infection (otherwise known as gingivitis) is limited to the gums, but this alone is a major contributor to tooth loss in adults. If not dealt with promptly, then the problem can quickly spread to other tissues, making the situation far more complicated to rectify.
Thankfully solidSMILES offers a range of services to help improve and maintain healthy gums, and these are referred to as periodontal therapies. If caught early enough, in many cases the infection can be halted and reversed without the need for invasive surgery. However, in cases where the disease has progressed, surgical intervention may be necessary.