What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is an infectious disease caused by aggressive bacteria. These microorganisms invade the periodontium – that is, the structure supporting the teeth which consists of the gums, bone, root cementum and periodontal ligament – where they cause chronic inflammation of the tissues.

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The tissues affected by periodontal disease all suffer damage that may differ not only according to the severity and extent of the infection, but also to the response of the individual’s immune system. In any case, incorrect (or lack of) treatment will increase the severity of the disease.

In the more severe and final stages of the disease, periodontitis leads to the loss of the teeth involved. Tooth loss may occur both in the short and long term.

Precisely in view of the severity of this disease, it is crucial to pay special attention to any disorder that could be symptomatic of this bacterial infection. Good oral hygiene is the best way to reduce the chances of developing periodontal disease. We recommend brushing your teeth three times a day and using dental floss and mouth wash for those hard-to-reach places. It is necessary to try to prevent periodontitis first and foremost with correct and constant oral hygiene (teeth must be brushed at least three times every day, and it is strongly recommended to use dental floss and mouthwash in order to reach the most difficult corners where a normal toothbrush can’t reach), as well as also scheduling periodic check-ups with your dentist. Periodontic appointments should also be scheduled regularly with your dentist.


IMI Clinic innovative protocol, PERIOBLAST™, uses technologies that are minimally invasive and practically pain-free for the patient. The mandatory use of surgical microscopes and dental lasers enables IMI to treat periodontal disease without resorting to surgery.
Unlike traditional surgical treatments (which address causes not symptoms),PERIOBLAST™ is a permanent treatment that eliminates the pathogenic bacteria which cause periodontitis in the areas that cannot be reached by pharmacological products.

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