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El tratamiento y control de la enfermedad periodontal involucra cambios en el estilo de vida, medicamentos, otros tratamientos, terapias alternativas y complementarias, y posiblemente cirugía.

Los objetivos del tratamiento de enfermedad periodontal incluyen:

  • Controlar la infección subyacente
  • Detener la destrucción de las encías, tejidos, y huesos que soportan sus dientes
  • Evitar posible pérdida de los dientes

El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Otros tratamientos


Gum disease. American Dental Association Mouth Healthy website. Available at: Accessed July 27, 2011.

Periodontal treatments and procedures. American Academy of Periodontology website. Available at: Updated May 2011. Accessed July 27, 2011.

Periodontal (gum) disease: Causes, symptoms, and treatments. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research website. Available at: Updated March 2011. Accessed July 27, 2011.

Last reviewed September 2015 by Michael Woods, MD

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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