“Periodontal Study” to assess individually each tooth affected by periodontal disease, giving a diagnosis of the type of periodontal disease that presents and severity of the disease. This will tell, with the most advanced technical resources available in our specialty electronic probes (probe Florida), digital radiography systems, visual aids, laboratory tests both micro-biological and genetic.
The study is divided into three parts:
– Digital Radiography: to value the bone level, and see the extent of loss of support of the teeth.
– Periodontal chart: which measures the periodontal sockets of each tooth (these sockets are full of plaque forming a barrier called biofilms, which can only be remove by mechanical treatment) also reports the presence of blood, mobility, accumulation of tartar and recessions (loss of gum level).
– Photographs: to compare the beginning with the end of treatment.
There is an additional test, called microbiological study using a molecular biology technique (PCR); we can detect the most aggressive bacteria in your periodontal tissue and to give the proper antibiotic against these bacteria. Also we can assess the exact number of bacteria in the mouth before treatment and compare it with another microbiological test after treatment.
This is recommended in cases of very aggressive periodontal disease in patients under 30 years.
For those patients who require it, we have available genetic tests, which assess whether the patient has a genetic predisposition or susceptibility to suffer from periodontitis.