Periodontology is dedicated to the health of the periodontium: the jaw and gums above all. Many patients are affected by periodontitis – an inflammatory infection of the tissue surrounding the teeth – so much so that it may be considered a widespread disease, with potentially serious consequences: untreated periodontitis is to blame for approximately 70 per cent of all tooth loss amongst adults. This highlights the necessity of regular checkups, as periodontitis can only be cured when detected at an early stage.
The disease is caused by bacteria that initially attack the gums and without treatment spreads to the jaw bone. This then degrades until the tooth becomes loose and eventually falls out. The initial signs of periodontitis is frequent bleeding of the gums and bad breath. If you suffer from this, we would recommend that you urgently seek dental to diagnose the cause. Periodontitis doesn’t just lead to the loss of teeth; it can also increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, stroke or diabetes.
Treatment begins with oral hygiene and leads, depending on the nature and severity, to the removal of plaque, tartar and deposits under the gum line, right through to cleaning and smoothing the root surfaces and to antimicrobial procedures. Of course we will provide detailed advice based on your results and the options most suited to you.