Protect your teeth in the long term.
Most teeth are lost due to periodontal disease (=periodontitis). Early detection, sustainable treatment and a scientifically supported treatment concept can prevent tooth loss in many cases. More than half of all adults in Germany suffer from periodontitis, the inflammation of the periodontal apparatus, 10 to 15 per cent of which are severe cases. However, only a fraction is successfully treated. The secret to a successful treatment lies in permanently stopping the inflammation.
In the case of an inflammation, the gums are red, swollen and bleed easily. Bacterial plaque sits on the teeth. Untreated, the inflammation migrates from the teeth to the jaw-bone – periodontitis develops, the inflammatory degradation of the entire periodontal apparatus. The gums become sensitive and recede between the teeth. The teeth become increasingly loose because the bone is reduced. Periodontitis is the main cause for tooth loss in adults.
Periodontitis is a serious disease, which can harm the whole body. Studies show for example an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases, heart attack and stroke.
Periodontitis is caused by bacteria. If plaque builds up on the tooth surface, disease-generating germs are organized in the form of a biofilm, a kind of bacteria network. They produce toxins – the inflammation breaks out and progresses.
The secret to the success of our concept is reduction of the bacterial load and the permanent destruction of certain germs.
In stage one – the hygiene phase – we work hand in hand with specialized dental hygienists. In complex detailed work plaque, tartar and the hard deposits underneath the gingival margin must be completely removed. That can take some hours in several appointments. But particularly aggressive bacteria can survive despite even the best plaque removal. Then accompanying antibiotics are used.
In stage two, the root surfaces in the areas affected are mechanically cleaned. Thus the biofilm, the habitat of the bacteria, is destroyed. Often deep gingival pockets – typical of advanced periodontitis – require a regenerative periodontal procedure. If a lot of bone substance has already been reduced, the treatment goal is to augment the periodontal apparatus using different methods of tissue regeneration.
Stage three is the optimal aftercare with appointments at close intervals with the dental hygienist – without which the treatment is pointless. Because the biofilm can build up again within a short time and the disease process starts all over again. Daily meticulous oral hygiene is naturally the requirement for a successful prophylaxis. Hard-to-reach places should be cleaned not only with a toothbrush, but also cleaned with floss or an interdental brush. You should also get a professional cleaning twice a year from our dental hygienists.