Are your gums red and swollen? Do you often spit blood after brushing your teeth? This is usually due to gingivitis. Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria and biofilm that accumulate at the junction between the tooth and the gum. Gingivitis can be successfully treated with a professional dental cleaning (PZR) by thoroughly cleaning the gum pockets and interdental spaces, among other things. Patients who regularly attend a PZR appointment can avoid such gingivitis.
However, if the gingivitis is more advanced, the gums and jawbone may recede. This is called periodontitis. Untreated periodontitis leads to an unstable periodontium - that is, the teeth become loose and can even fall out. During periodontitis treatment, the bacteria, calculus and biofilm are completely removed down to the gum pockets so that the gums can regenerate.
If periodontitis is far advanced, it can happen that the bone has already receded. In this case, bone reconstruction is necessary to give the teeth support again after successful periodontitis treatment. We also offer our patients sustainable treatment methods in the area of bone reconstruction.