Periodontitis
PARODONTITIS IN AACHEN
Parodontitis is one of the most common oral diseases. Parodontitis is also called periodontosis. Parodontitis is the disease of the periodontium. The periodontal apparatus consists of the gums, the jawbone, the root element and the periodontal membrane.
Dr. Georg Busche Aachen
Dr. Georg Busche

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CAUSES AND SYMPTOMS OF PARODONTITIS
Various factors are responsible for periodontitis. Causes include genetic predisposition, smoking, insufficient oral hygiene and aggressive bacteria. Loose teeth, bad breath, bleeding or protruding gums or exposed tooth necks. An examination at the dentist is therefore necessary to prevent the inflammation from progressing. The earlier parodontitis is diagnosed, the faster and more likely a complete and sustainable recovery is achieved.
COURSE OF A PERIODONTITIS
Since the disease often has a chronic course, it is often not noticed by the patient and therefore in many cases is not treated in any way or is treated far too late. Periodontitis can spread over a long period of time undetected and even in an advanced stage can cause only minor discomfort. In the course of the disease, inflammatory pockets initially form in a circular pattern on the teeth. Later, the bone is broken down. If the treatment is started at an early stage, the destruction of the jawbone can be prevented and therefore the prognosis is very good. In very advanced cases, a complete restoration of the periodontium is no longer possible. In these cases, periodontitis must be treated immediately to prevent the premature loss of teeth. Also in these cases at least a stagnation of the disease is likely. However, a new formation of the jawbone is only partially possible.
INFLAMED POCKETS
REDUCTION OF THE BONE
LOSS OF TEETH
TREATMENT OF PARODONTITIS
  1. Professional dental cleaning: All plaque on the tooth surfaces and in the spaces between the teeth will be removed completely.
  2. Tips for optimizing dental care at home.
  3. Establishing the cause and the degree of the disease by, among other things, determining the periodontal screening index; pocket depth measurement; bacterial test (see following diagram), which infects the periodontal leading germs.
  4. Intensive cleaning of the root surfaces and, if necessary, use of bone-building materials.
  5. If aggressive bacterial cultures have previously been identified, antibiotics are required.
  6. Control: The gums should be free of inflammation again.
  7. Aftercare (maintenance therapy) Recall: Regular checks prevent the inflammation from reoccurring. In the beginning these controls are necessary with cleaning every three to five months if necessary.

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As your dentist in Aachen, we respond to your individual needs. You can reach us during our office hours by telephone on 0241-20999, in person in our dental practice in Aachen or by email. We are looking forward to meeting you.
DETERMINE THE RISK OF PARODONTITIS BY YOURSELF

If parodontitis is left untreatd, it can lead to tooth loss and have a strong impact on general health. It is therefore very important to recognise a risk of parodontitis at an early stage and to have a visit to your dentist.

If you answer at least one of these questions with yes, you should definitely have treatment in your dental practice in Aachen.

  1. Has your gum receded?
  2. Do you notice a swelling of your gums?
  3. Do you notice bleeding gums when brushing your teeth?
  4. Do you observe a slackening of your teeth?
  5. Can you observe a change in the position of your teeth?
  6. Can you observe a yellowish fluid at the gum line when you observe your gums?
  7. Did your parents lose teeth early due to tooth loosening?