How to detect and stop inflammations
Are your teeth longer or are your gums bleeding? These can be the first signs of a periodontal disorder. Periodontitis is the main cause of tooth loss in adult age.
Periodontitis – previously known as parodontosis – is a chronic bacterial inflammation of the periodontal apparatus. This apparatus includes the gums, the jawbone, the root cement and the periodontal fibers. The inflammation develops from the bacteria in the dental plaques. We can assume that, in Germany, around 9 million people are affected by a periodontitis.
Periodontitis begins with a gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), in which case, frequently, there are no symptoms, or there are very few symptoms. Some of the possible symptoms of gingivitis are reddened and/or swollen gums, high sensitivity of the gums and gum bleeding (especially when toothbrushing).
If a gingivitis is left untreated, the inflammation can affect other structures as well. The alveolar bone regresses, the gingival pockets become deeper, the tooth root finds overall less support, the teeth become loose. In extreme cases, loss of teeth can be imminent.
Besides damaging the oral and dental health, a periodontitis that is left unchecked can contribute to various systemic disorders.
Periodontitis is a risk factor for respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disorders and diabetes mellitus. For pregnant women, the risk of premature birth increases. Other possible systemic diseases connected to parodontitis are discussed among experts. Among these count rheumatic disorders and Alzheimer.
Symptoms of periodontitis:
- Reddened / swollen gums
- Gum bleeding
- Bad breath
- Appearance of gingival pockets
- Gum recession
- Exposed dental necks and increased pain sensitivity (especially with cold, hot or sweet foods)
- Jawbone degradation
- Loose teeth
An early detection and a systematic treatment can prevent the progress of the inflammation and can help preserve the teeth. We offer the following treatment possibilities in this context:
- Early detection of gingivitis or periodontitis
- conservative non-surgical periodontitis therapy
- surgical regenerative periodontitis treatment, bone grafting, bone replacement materials.
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