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What is Periodontology?
Periodontology is a branch of dentistry interested in treatment of diseases of soft and hard tissues around the teeth. In Greek, peri- means surroundings, odonto-tooth, logos-science, when these three words are brought together, periodontology means the science of surrounding tissues of teeth. These tissues are: Cement which forms the last layer of the root of […]Read More
Unhealthy Gums (Gingiva)
Periodontal tissues are inflamed due to accumulation of microbial dental plaque which covers the teeth. It is a complex formation formed by bacteria, epithelium, other cellular wastes, various saliva proteins and food remnants. The plaque covering the teeth is a physiological process and it is not possible to prevent it from happening. The plaque, which […]Read More
What is Tartar (calculus)?
Calculus or tartar is a product of minerals and plaques in your saliva. Tartar is the main cause of gingival diseases such as inflammation and periodontitis. Tartar creates the biggest problem especially when it is formed under the gingival line. Tartar is calcareous and hard, it is difficult to remove. Some parts of your dental […]Read More
Definitions of Gingival Diseases (Gum Diseases)
Gingival response to certain factors varies according to age, gender, general health condition, systemic diseases, Professional factors and emotional status. Depending on the etiologic factor, the severity of this inflammatory response may be small or large. The most common type of gingival diseases is chronic gingival inflammation and it usually causes the periodontal disease to […]Read More
Gingivitis Treatment and After
Gingivitis Treatment and After In very early periods of gingivitis, increasing patient’s oral hygiene and informing with microbial dental plaque control may be sufficient for treatment of the disease. Treatment of a progressed disease is made by cleaning of dental surface (tartar removal). In this treatment which takes at least two sessions, it is aimed […]Read More