The gums have to be sound
An inflammation of the gums or periodontitis (also called gingivitis) is an inflammation of the tissue caused by bacteria.
Healthy gums are always of pale pink colour. Noticeable symptoms of an inflammation are therefore red, swollen gums, bleeding gums and bad breath. Very often the teeth are extremely sensitive to sweet and sour, cold and hot.
The further the disease progresses, the more likely is the development of gingival pockets, which are a dangerous reservoir for harmful germs so that even the bone can be damaged.
In the course of a parodontic treatment the inflamed areas are thoroughly examined and carefully surgically cleaned. The individual treatment plan depends on how far the disease has progressed. The aim is to eliminate all causes of the inflammation and to promote the regeneration of the gums. Keeping the gums permanently healthy requires an efficient oral/dental hygiene consisting of thoroughly brushing your teeth and the regular professional removal of dental deposits – as provided by the surgery (so-called prophylactic treatment).
For any questions with regard to parodontic treatment, please ask for further information.