Periodontitis is a serious form of gum disease and requires the attention of our dentists.
To protect the teeth, it is essential to keep the gums healthy. At Eram Dental Health Clinic we always take care of your gums and treat signs of gum disease.
The gums support your teeth, keep them in place and act as a barrier against bacteria. Healthy gums are pink and firm. Smoking, a sugary diet, overlapping teeth, diseases like diabetes and certain medications can also cause gum disease.
The first stage of gum disease is gingivitis. Symptoms include bleeding gums, inflammation and soreness. Infection of the gums can even occur. If you develop periodontitis, you may experience more serious symptoms such as abscesses and deep gum pockets – there the gum seal is affected and a deep space develops in which bacteria, plaque and tartar can settle and cause further damage.
Periodontitis affects the jawbone and can cause the teeth to come loose or even lose them.
It is very important to treat the early signs of gum disease. For example, if you have bleeding after brushing or flossing, do not hesitate to contact us to identify diseases of your gums at an early stage.
Now you are in demand! Periodontitis is a chronic disease. In other words, to prevent a recurrence of active periodontitis and thus further bone loss and premature tooth loss, you need to be consistent follow-up.
This consists of three pillars:
– excellent oral hygiene at home
– 2-4 times a year professional teeth cleaning
– Regular check-ups at the dentist
Only if you work with us can long-term success be achieved for you. Without your cooperation, the risk is very high that the periodontitis recurs.
A systematic treatment is the best prevention and improves and maintains oral hygiene stable and healthy.
We advise and support you gladly around the topic gingivitis