What is the cause of periodontal diseases?
It is clear that plaque is responsible. Plaque is a bacterial mass that can form on a tooth that is not totally clean.
In the past people used to think that visible calculus was the main cause of periodontal disease, we now know that the barely visible, soft plaque poses a much bigger threat to dental health. This plaque, which is covered in bacterial mass, settles in between the teeth. Hundreds of different kinds of bacteria build the soft plaque. If it penetrates the gingival margin, it has a particularly adverse effect on it. Soft plaque loosens the teeth.
You can prevent periodontal problems by thoroughly cleaning your teeth and using dental floss.
How can you treat periodontal diseases?
Periodontal disease never heals. With good dental hygiene at home and regular calculus removal at the dentist office, you can stop periodontal disease and get inflammations with no symptoms. The key is professional cleaning.
Frequent and thorough removal of hard as well as soft plaque above and under the gingival margin is the most important treatment to keep your teeth healthy long-term. In dentistry, it is summarized by the term "Professional dental cleaning".
- The periodontal disease, formerly known as "periodontosis" is caused by an inflammation around the dental roots
- It leads to a slow destruction of the periodontium
-If the disease is not treated quickly, it will lead to the destruction of the bone structure until the affected teeth fall out
What we can do against periodontitis?
· new methods
· with ultrasound tools, the sensitive dental roots are cleaned softly (not scratched or polished!)
· a polishing agent, like a toothpaste, ensures that the plaque and bacteria are also definitely removed and that the root remains smooth
Our experienced dentists will advise you on all questions about periodontitis and treating it!
Periodontal disease is a collective term that includes both gingivitis and periodontitis. These diseases are easily recognizable. The gums are swollen, reddish, sensitive, and bleed when brushing your teeth. In the case of gingivitis, only the neighboring tissue surrounding the tooth suffers from the inflammation.
In the case of a serious disease, if someone suffers from periodontitis, the tissue that holds the tooth is also unwell and suffers from inflammation. If the patient does not go to the doctor quick enough and neglects their health, the teeth loosen and eventually fall out.
What are the symptoms of gum disease?
Unfortunately, in many cases, the inflammation can become more serious without feeling any pain and, as a result, will only be discovered in later stages. The following signs indicate gum disease:
- The gums bleed when eating or brushing your teeth.
- The gums are sensitive, too red or swollen.
- You have bad breath or an unusual taste in your mouth.
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