Although the terms periodontics and endodontics are often confused with each other, the truth is that there are many differences between these two treatments and branches of dentistry. If you want to know more, read on, because in today’s article we will tell you the difference between periodontics and endodontics.
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What is periodontics?
Periodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of gum disease, the tissues that surround and support the teeth. These diseases include gingivitis and periodontitis.
Periodontal disease is very common among the population. This problem usually appears as a consequence of the accumulation of plaque and tartar. Periodontal disease is progressive, so it is important to treat gingivitis early, before it develops into periodontitis and its consequences are more serious for dental health.
Periodontal procedures to ensure the health of the tissues surrounding the tooth include scaling and smoothing of tooth root surfaces, periodontal surgery, connective tissue grafting and periodontal pocket treatment.
Did you know that periodontitis is related to general health? In this other article we tell you about it.
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a dental treatment performed to treat infection and inflammation of the internal tissues of a tooth. This technique is performed by an endodontist, and is used to eliminate the infection in the root canals and seal the tooth to prevent future infections.
During the procedure, the dental professional removes the decay or infection, cleans and disinfects the root canals, and then seals them to protect the tooth.
When to see a periodontist and when to see an endontist?
Periodontists and endodontists are specialists in their field, which means they have more experience and knowledge to treat each case. For this reason, at Clínica Noguerol Granada we offer specialized periodontists and endodontists to our patients.
To assess which professional should treat you, the ideal is to make an appointment for an assessment at your trusted dental clinic, where the condition of your gums and teeth will be analyzed.
Visit the dentist in case of:
- Noticing swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- Tartar buildup on teeth
- Sensitivity of the teeth to heat or cold
- Swelling around a tooth, in the gums or face
Conclusion: This is the difference between periodontics and endodontics.
- In conclusion, we can say that periodontics refers to the care of the tissues that support the teeth, while endodontics refers to the treatment of the dental pulp.
- Periodontics focuses on the maintenance and prevention of periodontal disease, while endodontics focuses on the treatment of infection and pain inside the tooth.
- Periodontics generally involves the use of procedures toclean the spaces between the teeth and gums, as well as the supporting tissue of the teeth. These procedures can help reduce gum inflammation and bleeding, as well as reduce periodontal pockets.
We hope that after reading this article you will know the difference between periodontics and endodontics. Whatever treatment you need, in Clínica Noguerol you will find a close and professional treatment. We have more than 15 years of experience as a dental clinic in Granada. Make an appointment and we will evaluate your case in a personalized way.
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