Periodontal disease Treatment
Not only the teeth make a perfect smile. Equally as important is a healthy and infection-free gums that surround the teeth.
Diseases affecting the teeth-supporting tissues are among the most common causes of tooth loss. In contrast to the tooth decay by caries, these diseases hardly cause any discomfort and are therefore often not recognized by the patient in time.
Bacteria from the dental biofilm, the so-called plaque, can lead to infection of the gums. If the bacterial plaques are not removed, these bacteria also multiply in the depth of the gingival sheath (gum pockets) and thus can subsequently destroy the entire tooth supporting tissues.
The most common form of gum disease is chronic periodontal disease, which can be treated very well by specified treatment and an improvement in oral hygiene techniques.
The treatment result can be maintained for a long term if a regular prophylaxis with a professional tooth cleaning is carried out regularly in Altlußheim and the patient actively participates in maintaining a good oral hygiene.
If you are experiencing the symptoms of gum disease, it’s essential that you begin treatment. Besides tooth loss, studies have linked untreated periodontal disease to the development of severe health issues such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes and pre-term low birth-weight babies. If you think you may have gum disease, please contact your dentist to schedule an appointment right away.