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Periodontics and Periodontal Disease

Simply take preventive measures

The periodontal disease (disease of the gums, periodontal ligaments, and the jawbone) is one of the most widely spread chronic diseases. Most people suffer from this disease, which was formerly known as periodontal disease, and which is often associated with bleeding gums and bad breath.

First signs of periodontal disease are:

  • tooth migration
  • extending of the teeth
  • suddenly appearing gaps between the teeth

Certain bacteria promote periodontitis.

parodontologie_koelnToday, we know that an excess of certain bacteria is to blame for the periodontitis. If the bacteria are not reduced in the early stages, so-called toxins (toxins / pollutants) of the bacteria, trigger an individual immune response in the body. This immune response leads to the degradation of the pollutants but also to the loss of the body's structures, such as gums, periodontal ligaments, and jawbone.

According to the latest research, this inflammatory disease does not only present a threat to the teeth, but it is also a strain on the entire body. Into the bloodstream washed out bacteria and inflammatory products, increase the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke. Diabetes mellitus may worsen; even in pregnant women, there is a risk of premature births with babies being underweight.

Numerous connections with other diseases are discussed by these bacterial flooding, to name only two rheumatoid arthritis or lung disease. Periodontal disease bacteria can also cause inflammation around artifical joints.

Simple measures against periodontitis

The majority of periodontal disease can be treated with simple measures. It is, however, important that periodontitis is detected early - often it remains unnoticed. A simple and necessary examination such as X-rays, bacteria testing and a possibly individualized oral hygene plan can help to prevant the disease.

Our highly specialized and dedicated team of dentists and dental hygienists will be on your side to battle periodontal disease with the latest most effective methods.