If gum inflammation is not treated, it can spread to the jaw and in phases lead to bone degeneration. As a resultant parodontitis can develop without the person noticing any clear signs.
Parodontitis is often noticed by patients in their 40s or 50s, but the first signs of the disease can be seen by a dentist far earlier.
New findings show how seriously micro-organisms in the mouth can affect the health of a person as a whole. The damage caused by the gum inflammation, which befalls one out of every two people, is not just restricted therefore to the mouth.
The micro-organisms spread from the oral cavity to the bloodstream through small wounds. This way they are taken to almost every part of the body - and can cause serious trouble: heart illness, stroke, pneumonia as well as premature births.Diabetes gets worse, artificial heart valves and hip joints are at risk of infection. Oral bacteria can also collect in normal heart valves and blood vessels.
Parodontitis is not always as clearly visible as in the picture below, and often the severity of a disease can only be diagnosed by x-ray.
However, there are some WARNING SIGNS
Discolouring on teeth and/or gums
Defect restorations (crowns, fillings) are remowed, and if necessary, in order to allow the gum inflamation to recede temporary restorations are fitted until the parodontitis treatment has been successfully completed
Repeated thorough removal of plaque and tartar, professional cleaning, gentle scaling and root planing
With detailed, repeated training in oral hygiene techniques, we enable you to optimate your oral hygiene at home.
Surgical measures on individual teeth or groups of teeth are only used after conservative methods / local antibiotic therapy have been applied
Regular check-ups and prophylaxis sessions at suitable individual intervals enable us to preserve the improved state of oral health (recall)