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Welcome to the periodontics department (gum diseases and dental implants)

The activities of the department include graduate and post graduate teaching, clinical treatments and research.

Teaching 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.

The 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.).

In 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 activities.

 

What is periodontal (gum) disease?

Periodontal 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 dental calculus.

Sustained 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.

 

Signs of periodontal disease

Gum bleeding during tooth brushing

Red, swallow and tender gums

Gums  that are unattached to teeth

Breathing malodor

Suppuration from gums

Mobile teeth and increased spacing between teeth

Discomfort during eating

 

Periodontal disease is not associated with pain and may occur without visible signs of disease.​ 


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