Periodontics is key in that search. Through periodontics we stabilize and maintain the integrity of the periodontium, making the gums and the bone that supports the teeth and implants healthy again.
It is an eminently surgical and aesthetic specialization, the cornerstone supporting the rest of the specializations in dentistry. When a patient is not periodontally stable, no other specialists can do their work.
Different types of surgery are performed there:
·Functional: in which the arrangement of the tissues, bone and gums are corrected, improving their relationship and favoring maintenance. There are access procedures that, in turn, enable a deep cleaning of the area.
·Regenerative: for the reconstruction of a previously lost periodontium. The bone is reconstructed around the teeth and in the areas where bone loss makes it difficult to install implants, regenerating it. This guarantees proper stability of the implants in the medium and long term.
·Mucogingival: these techniques, along with regenerative surgery, are the most attractive procedures in oral surgery. Mucogingival surgery is responsible for working on soft tissues. It reconstructs tissue in situations of gum loss, such as in the presence of gingival recession, or it reduces the size of the gums, such as in the case of gingival enlargements. It is what is known as periodontal cosmetic surgery; it is responsible for the aesthetics of the gums.
Dr. Juan Arias
Director of the Clinical Master in Periodontics and Osseointegration