Pyorrhea: what it is, causes and treatment

The presence and growth of bacteria in the mouth can have serious consequences for oral health, such as inflammation or infection of the gums. This disease is called dental pyorrhea and is more common than it seems a priori.

Dental pyorrhea is a periodontal pathology that negatively affects dental structures, the functionality of the mouth, and in the worst of outcomes can cause tooth loss.

It is of utmost importance to come up with professional dentists who can quickly study, damage and treat this disease. At our Gallardo Jimenez Dental Clinic we have specialists who have sufficient experience and training in periodontal solutions.

What causes dental pyorrhea?

To know in depth what dental pyorrhea is, it is essential to discover the causes that originate it.

This pathology develops as a result of a negative action of the bacteria in the mouth. Ideally, these bacteria are eliminated daily with good tooth brushing, that is, with proper oral hygiene.

However, if this fact does not occur, the bacterial plaque will accumulate and resist, giving way to what we know as dental tartar. Dental tartar can form on the edge of the gums and under them, and can irritate or affect the gingival tissues.

What are the symptoms of dental pyorrhea?

To know if our oral health is in danger due to dental pyorrhea, there are a series of symptoms that will be key to deciding on your visit to the dentist.

  • Swollen gums
  • Red gums
  • Touch sensitive gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Tooth mobility
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Halitosis
  • Chewing discomfort
  • Presence of dental abscesses
  • Appearance of interdental spaces

Gallardo Jimenez Dental Clinic recommends that at the slightest symptom of dental pyorrhea you go to a consultation to treat and prevent further damage in the future.

What treatments combat dental pyorrhea?

To combat pyorrhea in the teeth, it is necessary to carry out a deep cleaning that includes cleaning and scraping the root, the objective is to eliminate the accumulated tartar.

On the other hand, depending on the progress of pyorrhea, it is possible to ingest certain medications, highlighting the use of antibiotics orally or in the form of gels.

If, despite carrying out the two previous treatments, the pyorrhea cannot be cured, there is the option of resorting to surgery to be able to completely remove the tartar.

Make an appointment at our dental clinic in Mijas for any symptoms of dental pyorrhea, our professionals will help you combat it.

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