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Clínica de La cuesta

Specialties Dentistry.​

Curettage – Scaling – Soft tissue or bone grafts

What is Periodontics?

Dentistry Services

Periodontics is a branch of Dentistry that treats, prevents, and diagnoses diseases of the gums, the periodontal ligament, and the maxillary bones. Its objective is to clean the entire diseased area and prevent damage to the bone and gums. Among these diseases we find Gingivitis and Periodontitis and in them there are some phases where the disease can be very advanced.

Among the symptoms of diseases we can find:

  • Bleeding when you brush or when you eat.
  • Inflammation in the gums.
  • Redness of the gums.
  • Sensitivity in the gums, especially when we brush.
  • Receding gums (separation of the tooth).
  • Bad breath.
  • loose teeth

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Why choose CDC?

At CDC, we have a team of highly experienced, licensed hygienists. Together with our dentists we guarantee an accurate diagnosis of any disease. In our clinics, in addition to curing periodontal diseases, we explain and educate our patients about the importance of oral health for their prevention. We stand out for preventive professional dental cleaning treatments.

When we diagnose Gingivitis it is very important to cure it quickly because in a short time it can lead to Periodontitis . When the disease progresses we find ourselves with the loss of tissue that supports the teeth and also with bone loss. Consequently, we lose dental pieces. Beyond this and according to some research, the bacteria pass through the bloodstream through the gums and can affect the heart, or other parts of the body.

At Clínica De La Cuesta we have surgical treatments and non-surgical treatments to cure these diseases. The objective is to eliminate the tartar pockets that have been created and that contain bacteria. With these procedures we prevent damage to the bones. We use anesthesia and therefore you will not feel pain. With our dentists and working together (good dental cleaning and daily at home) we must cure the disease.

non-surgical treatments

Scraping: With it we eliminate bacteria and tartar from the teeth and from below the gums. This procedure is performed with laser and ultrasound equipment.

Root Planing: Also known as Curettage . This treatment softens the surface of the roots and prevents scale and bacteria from accumulating in the future. It is performed under local anesthesia and is divided into different sessions or quadrants. After the curettage, it is normal for the inflammation of the gums to begin to go down and they return to their place. With this treatment we reduce inflammation and the entry of bacteria.

Antibiotics: With the treatment of antibiotics, the infection can be controlled. These are usually in gels or mouthwashes. However, other times it will be sent in pills to completely eliminate the infection.

surgical treatments

Pocket reduction surgery: With it we eliminate bacteria and tartar from the teeth and from below the gums. This procedure is performed with laser and ultrasound equipment.

Soft tissue graft: Also known as mucogingival surgery, and the most common reason for its performance is in those cases where there is a migration of the gum towards the root of the tooth. It is also performed when the aesthetics of the patient is compromised (in the gum).

Bone graft: They are used for the reconstruction of new tissues for the replacement and regeneration of destroyed and lost structures.

Frequent questions

It almost always starts with the creation of plaque that is made up of bacteria. Later on, the hardening of the gums begins and this is what causes inflammation and disease in the gums.

Periodontal disease has two stages. The least advanced is called Gingivitis. When the disease progresses and affects the tissues around the bone, it then goes to a second stage and becomes Periodontitis.
Yeah. There are some risk factors. Among them we find: Advanced age, substance abuse, smoking, diseases that decrease immunity (cancer treatments, leukemia), and/or not having good oral hygiene.
The electric toothbrush is much more efficient when it comes to removing plaque and tartar.
Curettage is performed under local anesthesia so you will not feel pain. It is precisely done by quadrants to make the consultation faster and thus avoid inconvenience.
We work with a wide variety of medical and dental insurances including burial policies with dental coverage. If you do not find your insurance in our list, do not hesitate to contact us. One of our advisors will gladly assist you and provide you with all the detailed and additional information you need.
At CDC, Clínica De La Cuesta, we have tailor-made programs for financing any of our treatments. Do not hesitate to make an appointment to explain the different financing options that best suit your needs.
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