Statistical studies have shown that more teeth are lost through periodontal disease beyond the age of 40, than through tooth decay.
The functional anchoring system of the tooth in the bone is called periodontal or parodontium. Periodontal disease endanger or destroy the periodontal.
Periodontal diseases are usually painless. Therefore, they are often not noticed by the patient himself. The following symptoms may indicate periodontal disease:
• Bleeding gums when brushing
• Red, swollen or tender gums
• Gums which have withdrawn from the teeth
• Bad breath
The two main forms of periodontal diseases are gingivitis and periodontitis:
The Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums (more than 80% of people have signs of inflammation), in these cases it has not yet destructed the tissue. Untreated, however it can develop into periodontitis. It is therefore useful to know the early symptoms and causes of gingivitis, to avoid further damages.
The periodontitis (commonly referred to as ‘periodontal disease’) is a bacterially induced inflammation that has already caused largely irreversible destruction of parts of the gums (connective tissue and bone). Bacteria are the only cause for this condition. Nature and severity of the course of periodontal disease are largely determined by the immunological response of the patient concerned. Which means that the periodontitis today is not summarized as a local disease of the gums but instead as an inflammatory disease. One has to be aware that : with periodontitis not only your gums are affected but also the patient himself.
Therefore our practice main focus is to recognize and treat the periodontal disease immediately.
NO PLAQUE – NO GINGIVITIS – NO PERIODONTAL DISEASES
If there is no dental plaque gingivitis and periodontal disease will not develop. Therefore professional
dental cleaning is very important to keep your teeth healthy.