"The importance of preventing"
Periodontics is the specialty of dentistry dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the gums and supporting tissues of the teeth.
In the gums can be many pathologies, the most common are gingivitis and periodontitis (70% of the population over 35 years old).
Periodontal disease has two consequences:
The first is local and involves loss of teeth and the second is systemic and can become severe. "The presence of a large number of pathogenic bacteria in the gums can cause them to pass into the blood and invade different tissues and organs.
In fact, poor oral health has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, preterm birth, diabetes and metabolic syndrome, among other complications.