Periodontal treatment in Prenzlauer Berg

In addition to tooth decay (caries), inflammation of the periodontal tissues, affecting your gums and supporting bone, is the most frequently known chronic disease, occurring in roughly half of the adult population in Germany. The medical term for this is periodontitis. 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 progressive disease varies greatly between patients, it can be easily detected and treated early on if you have regular checkups at your dentist.

Periodontal treatment in Prenzlauer Berg

In addition to tooth decay (caries), inflammation of the periodontal tissues, affecting your gums and supporting bone, is the most frequently known chronic disease, occurring in roughly half of the adult population in Germany. The medical term for this is periodontitis. 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 progressive disease varies greatly between patients, it can be easily detected and treated early on if you have regular checkups at your dentist.

Causes

• Bacterial activity
• Weakened immune system
• Inadequate oral hygiene
• Pregnancy
• Smoking
• Metabolic diseases
• Hereditary predisposition

Typical indications

• Bleeding gums
• Halitosis
• Inflammation of gums
• Exposed root surfaces and gum recession
• Loosening of teeth

Causes

• Bacterial activity
• Weakened immune system
• Inadequate oral hygiene
• Pregnancy
• Smoking
• Metabolic diseases
• Hereditary predisposition

Typical indications

• Bleeding gums
• Halitosis
• Inflammation of gums
• Exposed root surfaces and gum recession
• Loosening of teeth

Progress

Periodontitis initially begins with inflammation of the gums (gingivitis). If this goes untreated, the tissues around the infection will slowly be affected and the disease will progress intermittently. Regular bleeding of the gums should therefore be seen as a warning signal! If you also suffer from halitosis, this is another indication that urgent action should be taken. As a result of the inflammation, the gums recede, forming pockets. If left untreated, this can lead to bone reduction and tooth mobility, eventually resulting in tooth loss.

Periodontitis can provide favourable conditions for secondary diseases of the complete organism to develop, although the patient may not connect these with the original gum disease at first. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through the open wounds in the diseased tissues (pockets) and then reach other, distant areas of the body. The result can then include vascular diseases (which lead to heart attacks and strokes) and respiratory diseases. It can also increase the risk of miscarriages for those who are pregnant.

Therapy

Regular preventative care and good personal dental hygiene are the best way to keep your teeth healthy for the long term. Our professional preventative care system has a wide range of options to support you with this.

Our specialist staff are here to ensure your satisfaction and maintain the health of your teeth. After all, the cost of preventing problems is always much less than that of replacing your teeth.

If you already have deep pockets in your gums, the cause is usually the presence of tartar and plaque in those hard to reach areas. Our dentists clean the surface of the roots to remove these deposits. Depending on patient wishes and the severity, this might be done under local anaesthetic.

However, the key component is still the motivation of the person concerned to continue good care at home.
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PrenzlZahnärzte

Practice for dentistry and prophylaxis
Danziger Straße 57
10435 Berlin

OPENING HOURS

Monday – Friday 7.30-19.30
Saturdays by appointment

030 233 275 10