Among the most common oral pathologies, periodontal disease is one of the most associated with people with Down Syndrome, who, according to the Spanish Society of Odontostomatology for patients with special needs, have a greater susceptibility to contracting periodontitis for various reasons.
A periodontal disease is an infectious process of the gum and its insertion apparatus caused by a biofilm of bacteria colonizing the supra and subgingival area. When it becomes chronic, it represents a very frequent cause of tooth loss and, unfortunately, patients usually go to the dentist when the periodontitis is quite advanced. While it is essential for the patient to visit the dentist on time, the professional will require the best possible equipment to diagnose chronic periodontitis accurately and to be able to start treatment.
Regenerating the tissues destroyed by a periodontal disease is one of the most important advances in the field of dentistry. One of the techniques