The inflammation of gums (gingivitis) and tissues that connect the tooth to the bone (periodontitis, commonly known as paradontosis) can lead to loss of teeth and is a general health risk, if left untreated. It is a painless chronic disease. The only visible symptom is the bleeding of gums when you brush them. It starts off as gingivitis and, with time, develops into periodontitis.
“With the appropriate treatment we can cure gingivitis and stop periodontitis, or at least slow down its progress.”
After the examination, we can offer the appropriate treatment, with which we can cure gingivitis and stop periodontitis, or at least slow down its progress. During the potentially painful procedures, we use local anaesthesia.
The permanent presence of plaque and tartar on teeth leads to gum inflammation (gingivitis). If, at this stage, we improve our oral hygiene and remove the plaque from all five dental surfaces by using the correct brushing technique twice daily, the gums can get cured. However, if the inflammation persists, the inflammation spreads to tissues that attach the tooth to the bone. These tissues and the bone are then destroyed, causing the tooth to lose support. In such cases, we can lose an otherwise healthy tooth.