What is Periodontics?

It is the specialty of dentistry that its objective is to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect the tissues that surround and support the tooth or its substitutes (implants). As well as the replacement of teeth and support structures by regeneration and implantation.

Good oral hygiene refers to the care of our teeth and the care of our mouth and gums, which is usually a neglected or incorrectly treated area, it is very important to massage our gums correctly to keep them healthy.

There are multiple brushing techniques and attachments that provide us with different benefits.

In this field of dentistry more than in any other, we emphasize in proper oral hygiene, giving each one of our patients personalized brushing techniques, explain the correct way to use toothbrushes and devices such as floss, water pick and intraoral brushes according to their needs and oral conditions. We know the key to prevent periodontal patients to suffer from gum disease is largely the proper hygiene they follow at home. Details like these mark the difference when it comes to choosing between the several dentists in Tijuana.


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    The prevention of periodontal diseases are based on periodic check up appointments with the periodontist

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    Periodontal Diseases

    What are Periodontal Diseases?

    The most common periodontal conditions are gingivitis and periodontitis. When there is redness, inflammation, pain, bleeding and/or infection in the gums.

    It is the inflammation of the gums caused by the accumulation of bacteria on our teeth. Once the disease begins to progress, it manifests itself as redness, swelling, and gum bleeding caused by poor hygiene.
    At this point, we still have time to solve the problem with periodontal treatment since the damage is not so severe.

    It is the next stage of gingivitis; once we have reached this stage, it is very difficult for the damage to be reversed since, at this point, there is mobility in the teeth, which most likely indicates bone destruction and can cause the loss of one or several teeth.

    The plaque has become calculus (better known as tartar) and has attached to the surface of your teeth not only above gum level but also underneath it. Once this tartar is removed, the tooth likely has irreversible damage if not treated on time.

    Prevention of Periodontitis

    What can you do to Prevent a Periodontal Disease?

    The prevention of periodontal diseases is based on proper oral hygiene, timely diagnosis, and periodic review appointments with the periodontist at least once a year.

    It is very common that we forget to attend the dentist for our biannual appointment for routine cleaning, however, if it becomes a bad habit of postponing it, and we do not carry out adequate oral hygiene, this can cause long-term problems that could even be irreversible.

    It is recommended that brushing lasts approximately 2 minutes to be able to access the farthest places in the mouth. Most of us live in a hurry and do not take the time to brush properly. On many occasions, we brush our teeth in 30 seconds or less and we do not realize that due to the rush of the moment, we may be brushing aggressively because we believe that “the harder we brush, the cleaner” right?

    This could not be further from reality, if we brush aggressively we cause our gums to activate a defense mechanism and begin to retract, over time causes the root of our teeth to gradually be exposed causing sensitivity, aesthetic problems, and discomfort when brushing.

    We count with our dental laboratory in Tijuana and a commercial agreement with Previa Dental Works, since in some cases periodontal disease reaches very advanced levels causing considerable bone loss and studies such as HD Panoramic x-rays and CT scans are necessary to determine the best long-lasting solution at this stage.

    What are the causes of periodontal disease?

    It is a multifactorial disease or one of many factors that can predispose or facilitate its development..
    These factors include the following:

    • Poor oral hygiene
    • Smoking
    • Genetic predisposition
    • Pregnancy, Menopause or hormonal disorders
    • Stress and poor diet
    • Diabetes, hypertension or systemic diseases
    • Medication

    Symptoms of Periodontal Diseases:

    • Bleeding gums
    • Change in color of your gums
    • Longer teeth sensation
    • Changing the position of the teeth
    • Dental mobility
    • Bad breath or halitosis
    • Increased sensitivity to cold
    • Pain

    How much does Periodontics cost in Mexico?

    Dental treatments in Tijuana can save you a significant amount of money and time, without risking quality and in the hands of a certified Tijuana dentist.

    We can offer dental services for 50% to 75% less than the average costs in the United States, without considering your insurance coverage. If you happen to have dental insurance in Tijuana, don´t forget to ask if we accept it, your savings can be even higher.

    We are located just 10 minutes away from the San Ysidro border, in the heart of Tijuana.

    Lista de precios de tratamientos dentalesDental Alvarez
    Periodontal Maintenance$70 dlls
    Periodontal scaling and root planing four or more teeth per quadrant (close flap)$100 dlls
    Crown Lengthening (Soft tissue)$100 dlls
    Periodontal scaling and root planing four or more teeth per quadrant (Open flap)$350 dlls
    Bone GraftStarting from $300 dlls

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