Treatment of gum disease:

The treatment of gum disease is one of the main requirements for optimum oral health. Periodontis and gum bleeding are the main causes of tooth loss in people over 30. Bleeding is a symptom of acute or chronic bacterial inflammation of the gums. There are many causes for this which cannot all be listed here, but bleeding gums are always a warning signal. If this is ignored and not treated, or exists for longer than four weeks, the disease becomes chronic and leads to Periodontis.

Periodontis is a disease of the periodontic ligaments. Through the declination of bone substance by 0,5 - 1,0 mm per annum, the stability of the teeth is reduced, which leads to mobility and finally to the loss of teeth. The goal of every periodontic treatment is to stop the bone declination, stabilize the teeth, and to prevent a recurrence of the disease.

In our practice we treat the disease in three steps:

1) Thorough pre-treatment by a trained prophylaxis assistant. This includes a microbiological examination of the periodontic pocket and intestinal flora, and a dietary consultation.

2) The actual periodontal treatment which is done by mechanical and "physical" cleaning of the periodontal pockets. (supersonic)

3) Influence and/or correction of the intestinal flora through the intake of intestinal-bacterial medication. It is said that the mouth is a mirror of the intestines. Dentists have determined that influencing or correcting the intestinal flora often leads to a reduction of periodontis.

4) Regular check-ups with a prophylaxis assistant.

The gums are the foundation of our teeth; therefore, healthy gums are necessary before treatment with crowns and bridges.