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Periodontology: office in Brussels (Uccle)

Are you looking for a good periodontologist in Brussels? Look no further: at the Winston Dental Clinic, you will find the best specialists in dental periodontology, offering state-of-the-art treatments to treat you and relieve you quickly.

Periodontology deals with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the tissues that support the teeth. Periodontitis is therefore inflammation or infection of the gums or periodontium that must be treated quickly, even sometimes urgently. Our Winston Dental Clinic in Uccle offers you the best periodontal treatments.

Causes of periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is a bacterial or microbial infection affecting the periodontium. The periodontium refers to the tissues (gum/bone/ligament) that support the teeth. Dental plaque is the main cause of periodontal disease. It can lead to inflammation or even infection of the periodontium. A periodontal pocket, containing many bacteria and tartar, then forms between the gum and the tooth. This aggravates the irritation of the gums and prevents healing. These inflammations or infections can even pass into the bloodstream and affect other areas of the body. Impeccable oral hygiene is therefore essential to avoid these problems. If you still notice symptoms of periodontitis, you must act without delay and go see a periodontist (or periodontist).

Periodontitis symptoms and periodontology treatment

Symptoms of periodontitis

When to consult a periodontologist? If your gums are sore, red, smooth and swollen and bleed easily when brushing, you probably have gingivitis (which only affects the gums). If left untreated, it can affect all the tissues supporting the teeth and therefore lead to periodontitis or more advanced periodontal disease. Sensitivity to cold, the presence of pus in the gums and persistent bad breath are other signs that should alert you. You also risk periodontal recession (the gum retracts and the root of the tooth is more visible), as well as mobility or loosening of the teeth (loss of gum tissue and degradation of the bone around the root).

Periodontology treatment

The treatment of periodontitis in our office consists of cleaning and disinfecting the tissues that support the teeth to eliminate bacteria and the periodontal pocket. Our specialists will also offer you specific equipment for thorough cleaning, even in the most difficult places. Anti-infective treatment or antibiotics may be prescribed. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove deeper infections and pockets of bacteria. If necessary, our dental surgeons can also offer you bone and gum grafts or cosmetic dentistry services.