to the periodontics department (gum diseases and dental implants)
activities of the department include graduate and post graduate teaching,
clinical treatments and research.
in the periodontics department include basic and clinical periodontology during
the clinical yeas in dental school (4th – 6th year
students), and include both frontal lectures and clinical tutoring. The
department also participates in various academic courses in implant dentistry.
The periodontic clinic offers treatments for
the general public, in the field of gum diseases and dental implants. The
clinic also serves several insurance companies.
periodontics department is very active in clinical and basic science research.
The department has a basic science laboratory, and four senior periodontists in
the department have a Ph.D. degree. The
periodontal laboratory is part of the institute of dental science and train
students in postgraduate programs (M.Sc. and Ph.D.).
the periodontics department web-pages there is information regarding
department`s activities, periodontal (gums) diseases and treatment, academic
and administrative staff, and general information regarding research
is periodontal (gum) disease?
disease (also known as periodontitis), is a bacterial infection of teeth`s supporting tissues. The bacteria are
organized as plaque (also known as dental biofilm), and should be removed daily
by tooth brushing. Retained dental plaque undergoes calcification and become
periodontal infection over time may result in periodontitis and the
irreversible loss of teeth`s supporting tissues. The disease is characterized
by breath malodor, gum bleeding, gum recession and eventually loss of teeth.
There are other systemic conditions that are associated with periodontitis,
such as diabetes and immune deficient syndromes. Other environmental conditions
that are strongly associated with disease severity are smoking and overweight,
which also impair treatment success.
of periodontal disease
bleeding during tooth brushing
swallow and tender gums
Gums that are unattached to teeth
teeth and increased spacing between teeth
Periodontal disease is not associated with pain and may occur
without visible signs of disease.