Surgical Parodontitis Treatment
Common Inflammation of the Gums
Parodontitis, or gum disease, is a bacterial infection of the periodontal apparatus that affects the gums and bone. Studies have shown that about 90% of adults in Germany suffer from gum disease. Paradontitis is the most common cause of tooth loss and can even increase the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and miscarriage.
At an early stage of paradontitis, also known as gingivitis, plaque and tartar accumulate on the tooth. The high concentration of bacteria in both is harmful to the gums. When the hard and soft plaque is removed early enough, the harmful bacteria causing the inflammation are eliminated. If inflammation continues, so-called gingival (periodontal) pockets begin to form.