Periodontitis Treatment

There are a variety of reasons for the emergence of periodontitis (commonly known as periodontal disease). The main cause is often the presence of gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums.

When gingivitis remains untreated, periodontal disease develops resulting in an inflammation of the gum tissue. As it progresses, the inflammation is no longer confined to the gums, but also affects the entire periodontium (the bone, connective tissue and gum which surrounds and support the teeth). If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss.

Several risk factors promote and accelerate the development or progression of periodontitis: bad or incorrect oral hygiene, lasting tartar deposits and aggressive bacteria, as well as the presence of diabetes, smoking, stress, genetic predisposition, misaligned teeth and much more.

Periodontitis occurs mainly in adults and is often a chronic condition. It is imperative that it is treated in order to prevent any further severe damage to tissue and bone.