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Periodontitis is a more common inflammation of the periodontium, which can lead to tooth loosening and tooth loss. Almost one in two adults suffers from periodontitis. In most cases, this chronic inflammation of the periodontium (tooth root, gums and bones) progresses without pain and unnoticed. There is an association between periodontitis and systemic diseases such as: diabetes.
What is periodontal disease?
- formerly called periodontal disease
- mostly as a result of untreated gingivitis (gingivitis)
- s an inflammation of the periodontium (gums, cementum, attachment fibers and surrounding bone)
- second most infectious disease worldwide
- usually painless creeping course therefore rarely noticed by the patient and thus therapy started too late
- most common cause of tooth loosening and tooth failure
- Prematurity, endocarditis risk
What is the cause of periodontal disease?
- The main cause is the bacterial plaque and tartar from which bacteria migrate deep into the bone and destroy it irreversibly
- inadequate home oral hygiene
- poor dental care (protruding crown margins, leaking fillings, ...)
- General condition
- et al
What are the signals of periodontitis?
- Bleeding gums when brushing your teeth, eating or spontaneously
- Swelling and redness of the gums
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Exposed tooth necks due to gum recession
- Tooth walk or tooth loosening
- sometimes pus, pain
Is paradontitis curable?
- Periodontitis can be stopped by therapy
- The damage caused by therapy (bone loss) can not be reversed (ev.urgically)
How is paradontitis treated?
- Elimination of the causes
- Special periodontal therapy (mechanical destruction of the biofilm) by the dentist
- Regular close checks
- Regular professional oral hygiene in the recall system
- Oral hygiene instructions for the home
- ev.Surgery and bone formation
Which prophylactic measures are there?
- Optimal home-based oral hygiene is paramount
- Regular professional oral hygiene after periodontitis therapy by the dentist
- Regular checks
- Good dental care
- Smoke Stop
- Avoidance of risk factors
Any questions? We are happy to advise you.