Periodontitis is one of the most common chronic diseases of the dental apparatus worldwide. In Germany alone, around 12 million people suffer from this. This disease is an inflammation caused by bacteria, which manifests itself in a largely irreversible destruction of the periodontium. It begins with inflammation of the gums, which is characterized by reddening of the gums, bleeding when brushing your teeth, or even spontaneous local pain.
This initial inflammation can be treated by thoroughly removing the tartar on and under the gums, correcting the brushing technique, and using professional hygiene products with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. The condition of this inflammation can worsen if the patient neglects the progressive damage of periodontal disease. These are:
- Damage to the alveolar bone and ligaments supporting the tooth
- Occurrence of periodontal sacs and periodontal abscesses
- Tooth mobility that ends with the loss of the affected teeth