Periodontology is the speciality that studies the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of gums.
The most frequent gum disease is both gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gingivitis is a gum inflammation produced by the accumulation of plaque that does not affect the supporting dental tissue.
In some patients, gingivitis leads to periodontitis, where tissue that surrounds teeth roots is actually progressively affected.
To avoid gum disease, it is essential to undergo a treatment that eliminates inflammation that helps keep the teeth in a healthy state over time. To do that, a deep cleaning is performed through dental scraping and other advanced periodontal surgery techniques.