Periodontitis is a bacterial inflammation of the periodontium, which can develop chronically if left untreated. It includes the gums, the jawbone and the connective tissue fibers that anchor the teeth in the bone. If this apparatus is infected by certain germs, an inflammatory reaction occurs in the tissue. Over time, the gums and bone continue to recede. This can lead to exposed tooth necks, inflamed gum pockets and tooth loss.
In the last 20 years, it has been scientifically proven that there is a clear connection between periodontitis and sometimes serious general diseases, e.g. arteriosclerosis, various heart diseases, diabetes, kidney diseases, etc.
Since approx. 60-70% of the adult population in western industrialized countries are affected by this disease, it is referred to as a widespread disease. Accordingly, periodontology has also taken on a high status in our practice.
As a preventive measure, we recommend regular teeth cleaning at a young age, as well as a semi-annual check-up with the dentist!