Inflammation of the gums, bleeding or receding gums are all a sign of gum disease, also known as periodontitis. Around half the adult population in Germany is affected by this and it is the second most common chronic ailment after caries.
The inflammation begins without us noticing and develops slowly over a period of years. Periodontitis is also the main cause of tooth loss in adults. The risk of developing other common diseases, such as diabetes, rheumatism or coronary illnesses, is much greater and the severity of the disease much higher if you are suffering from untreated periodontitis.
Although the progress of this disease varies greatly between patients, it can be easily detected and treated early on if you have regular checkups at your dentist. If you notice any signs of gum disease, please don’t hesitate to contact us for advice.