Periodontology

Many people still do not know that this illness can be cured successfully. 

In most cases the loss of teeth can be attributed to periodontitis, which is an infection caused by bacteria. Bacteria are in the dental plaque, which result from insufficient dental care and remain on the surface of the teeth. We will show you how to take care of your teeth optimally, as without bacteria there is no periodontitis.

Many people still do not know that this illness can be cured successfully and teeth can be preserved for many years.

To treat periodontitis, we use the principles of Department of Periodontology and Fixed Prosthodontics of the University of Bern, which is a leader in these fields. The systematic treatment of the diseases of the periodontium, such as periodontitis needs teamwork. Obviously the periodontologist and the dental hygienist belong to this team but first and foremost patients have a very important role.

Possible Signs of Periodontitis

This checklist helps you to recognize periodontitis just in time

  • gums bleed when you brush your teeth and/or when you eat
  • tender and swollen gums
  • receding gums, exposing more of the tooth or the tooth’s root
  • purulence between the tooth and the gum line
  • changed tooth position, not perfect insertion
  • bad breath

If you have noticed the vast majority of these symptoms, make an appointment with your dentist. The consultation and the examination are arranged on the basis of the importance of a treatment.

Source: SSP (Swiss Society of Periodontology)