Yerateryna Rizvanyuk Periodontologist:
Periodontitis and periodontosis are rather common and serious diseases. Patients very often confuse these terms, so I will try to explain the difference briefly.
Periodontitis means an inflammation of periodontal tissues caused by dental plaque(s) deposited on teeth and gums.
If the deposits are not removed, dental calculus is formed, with time it in-grows deep into the gums. Gingival pockets emerge, where bacteria proliferate freely, as those areas can’t be reached by a toothbrush. If the disease is not detected in time, atrophy of periodontal tissues starts, teeth loose a firm bond with alveoli and fall out.
Periodontosis is a process of bone atrophy, and it is not accompanied by a host vibrant inflammatory response.
The gum gradually subsides with baring teeth roots, while an inflammatory process is not pronounced. Periodontitis, to the contrary, means primarily an inflammatory process.
Hormonal changes in women over 40 are of significant impact on alveodental membrane tissues and further may result in the problems with the entire dentition. Being a periodontologist, I am responsible for detecting the changes at an early stage and stopping the process.
Our clinic has in its arsenal of various methods to achieve success in addressing this problem.
Health and beauty of your gums means the success of your smile.