Periodontics is a specialty of dentistry in its own right, which deals with the problems of the gums and the bone that supports the tooth – the two together form the periodontium.
La Clinique Quai du Mont-Blanc 19 in Geneva has advanced expertise in periodontology. Our patients receive specialised care and counselling to help them find and maintain a healthy periodontium.
Periodontal therapy is indicated for any pathology affecting the gums or bones surrounding the teeth, including gingivitis, abscesses and periodontitis.
The appearance of clinical signs such as bleeding and swelling of the gums, halitosis (bad taste in the mouth, bad breath), presence of a periodontal abscess signal the need for consultation with the dentist.
A periodontal abscess is one of the most frequent complications in periodontics. This condition is manifested by inflammation of the gums and pain during mastication. Like the periapical abscess (tooth root infection), the periodontal abscess requires an emergency dentist consultation as it can be dangerous if left untreated.
Pathologies of the periodontium can lead to early dental deformations.