PERIODONTITIS PREVENTION

IMI Clinic

Before starting any treatment course, a diagnosis of the health of the patient’s oral cavity is essential.

The IMI Clinic use extremely innovative technology including digital radiology and new analyses based on biomolecular methods. These technologies enable our specialists to clearly and accurately determine the exact conditions of a patient’s mouth and their subsequent susceptibility to the onset of periodontal disease, allowing us to schedule an appropriate programme of prevention even before they have any symptoms.

The prevention of periodontitis is fundamental for avoiding the development of this disease and the associated risk of losing teeth. It is first and foremost synonymous with good oral hygiene habits in the home, the basic rules of which are listed below:

  • Brush your teeth after every meal, even better if you use an electric toothbrush
  • Always use dental floss
  • Use a mouthwash every day
  • Use picksters every day

Practicing good oral hygiene at home should also be combined with appointments with a professional hygienist who will eliminate the tartar that home treatments are not able to remove.

In addition, it is always a good idea to have the periodontal risk test  from an early age to determine the likelihood of developing periodontal disease.

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Is periodontitis hereditary?

Even though periodontitis is not a hereditary disease, children inherit their parents’ immune system and therefore in the case of parents who suffer from this disease, it is recommended that their children are tested to determine their risk factor. This will allow a prevention plan to be developed to ensure the onset of aggressive forms of periodontal disease is kept to a minimum.

As numerous scientific studies have proved the correlation between periodontitis and various associated diseases, it is even more important to enact on periodontitis prevention by conducting specific tests.

The test that evaluates the periodontal risk is totally painless and allows the  specialists to obtain an indication  about the chances of developing any of the associated diseases.

Included among these systemic diseases are:

  • Diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Male infertility
  • Female infertility

Diagnosis:

  • Periodontitis: a bacterial infection that can be diagnosed
  • Periodontitis (also known as periodontal disease or pyorrhoea) is an infection caused by a series of bacteria that invade the structures supporting the teeth, triggering a chronic inflammation which, in the more severe cases, can lead to loss of the teeth affected.

In fact, depending on the severity of this disease it is essential to take steps as early as possible in order to make a diagnosis which will subsequently allow for establishing the most effective therapeutic procedure to follow.

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