Periodontitis is an inflammation of the periodontium caused by bacteria. The disease is dangerous mainly because its chronic course means that it is often detected very late by those affected.
Development of periodontal disease
Certain bacteria, inadequate oral hygiene, genetic disposition and other factors such as diabetes mellitus have a significant influence on this disease. It begins with slight bleeding of the gums and extends over the years into the deeper structures of the periodontium (bone, etc.).
The result is initially exposed, sensitive and long tooth necks. If the disease is not noticed and stopped in time, all teeth will gradually fall out.
These are the treatment options we offer for periodontal disease at Zahnpark Mannheim
The best measure against periodontal disease is prevention. This includes good oral hygiene, regular check-ups, regular professional teeth cleaning and treatment of diseases in other areas (for example diabetes mellitus) by the general practitioner.
If the disease is advanced, then the inflammation can be stopped by other measures. In this case, gentle minimally invasive therapy procedures are preferable to invasive procedures. At Zahnpark , your dental practice in Mannheim, we will be happy to advise you on this.
We welcome you to Zahnpark Mannheim. Our dental practice is centrally located in Mannheim (M7, house number 16, near the main train station).
In a comfortable atmosphere we offer our customers a wide range of professional treatment options. Our competent team is also personally available for information and questions.
(gentle non-invasive oral disinfection)
(gentle invasive mouth disinfection)
Bleeding gums are usually no reason to worry. However, if the bleeding is very heavy and / or very frequent, please contact us. We will then advise you comprehensively.
To minimize the risk of bleeding gums, you should, for example, make sure you use the right utensils when brushing your teeth and a toothpaste that is ideal for you. In addition, the dental floss you use should be tailored to you. There are different types with equally different properties.
Note: If you fear a blood clotting disorder or know that you are affected by one, please inform us.
First, an important information Unlike fluorine, fluoride is a trace element that is healthy for our body. Fluorine, on the other hand, is toxic.
There are many toothpastes containing fluoride, which are mainly used to reduce the risk of tooth decay. There are differences in dosage between toothpastes for adults (max. 0.15% fluoride) and for children (up to 0.05%).
Therefore, overdosing by toothpaste can hardly occur.
You can use a classic manual toothbrush for about three months. The prerequisite for this is that you handle the toothbrush carefully, always clean it with running water after use, and then allow it to dry.
At Zahnpark Mannheim, we are careful with the use of antibiotics. Nevertheless, it may be that an excessive inflammation occurs and must be treated accordingly.
In such a case, we will of course advise you in detail and prescribe the appropriate medication.
If you are affected by periodontal disease, we will be happy to advise you individually on the use of dental floss.
In most cases, flossing does a lot to prevent periodontal disease from occurring again after treatment. In this sense, flossing is a very good measure to support your health.
Professional tooth cleaning helps you prevent periodontal disease.
But even if this disease is already present, professional tooth cleaning can help. It is then often recommended to have a professional tooth cleaning performed more frequently (more than 2x per year).