PERIODONTITIS

If a gingivitis is not treated, it may turn into a periodontitis. Periodontitis is a gingivitis that has spread to the deeper tissues. This will cause permanent tooth loss of the corneal fibers and subsequent bone degradation.

HOW YOUR TEETH PLACED

The teeth are stuck in the jaw bone, using small rhizome fibers. The small fibers attach the tooth firmly to the jaw bone, which sits on the entire tooth root.

WHAT IS HEALTHY GUM?

Healthy gums are pink, nub, matt in the surface and lie completely tight around the tooth. It does not bleed after toothbrushing or when using dental floss and spacer brushes. To maintain healthy gums, it is important that the teeth are kept clean.

WHAT IS GINGIVITIS?

The tooth has whitish/yellowish coatings around the tooth and gums. The plaque consists of live and dead bacteria. If the plaque is not removed, the gums may become irritated, red, raised and tender. The gums can soften when brushing teeth and using dental floss. If you remove the plaque and tartar, the teeth can be kept clean, causing the gingivitis to disappear within a few days and the gums can be healthy again. Some people form tartar faster than others and therefore need to get their teeth cleaned frequently.

WHAT IS PERIODONTITIS

If a gingivitis is not treated, it may turn into a periodontitis. Periodontitis is a gingivitis that has spread to the deeper tissues. This will cause permanent tooth loss of the corneal fibers and subsequent bone degradation.

The gums will be raised, red and loose. If the plaque is not brushed away, it will calcify and become tartar, it is hard and you cannot remove it yourself. The bacteria are then able to enter the gum pocket and cause further destruction of the surrounding tissues. The tartar has a very rough surface and it cannot be brushed clean. The tooth then loses its attachment to the bone, which makes the teeth more loose. Due to the inflammation, a breakdown of the surrounding tissue starts.

Other causes of periodontitis may be tobacco smoking, hereditary predisposition, poor oral hygiene, diabetes, impaired immune system and stress. Therefore, we are very much concerned with treating this disorder on an equal footing with other systemic diseases in order to give patients the best health.

HOW IS TREATMENT OF PERIODONTITIS

It is important to have a periodontitis treatment that removes tartar and bacteria in the gum pocket so that the teeth do not lose more attachment. If the gums are tender, it may be necessary to localize the area. We will instruct you on how the teeth are kept clean and which aids will help you so that the disease does not develop further.

It is therefore important that you regularly check your teeth and have your gum pockets checked and taken x-rays as this shows how advanced the disease is.

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