Specialist Practice Dr. Dr. Mathy & Colleagues
Maxillofacial Surgery And Dental Implantology
Periodontitis, also known as periodontal disease, is an inflammation of the tissues that surround and support the teeth, and is one of the most common diseases worldwide. According to the most recent data from the fourth DMS (German Oral Health Study), around 20 million people in Germany suffer from gum disease.
Gums that tend to bleed, exposed roots, teeth that look unusually long, changes to the position of your teeth, bad breath, and loose teeth that fall out although they seem healthy are often alarm signals. If not treated, toxins can start to break down the jaw bone and you may experience premature tooth loss.
Together with your dentist, we devise an individual treatment plan for you. At the start of the treatment, known as the initial or hygiene phase, you will have a thorough examination and X-rays will be taken. In addition, we will look for possible causes, such as general illnesses, medication, or the impact of nicotine.
After thorough professional dental cleaning, the next stage of treatment begins. This is called anti-infective therapy and involves looking for bacteria that can trigger disease and treating the bacteria with antibiotics.
Following these preparatory measures, we will work together with your dentist to plan any necessary gum operations to make your teeth easier to clean, reduce the size of periodontal pockets, and improve the appearance of your smile. With the help of different materials, we use modern methods of surgery to replace any gum and bone tissue that has already been lost.
In many cases, dentists refer their patients to us for what’s known as corrective surgical therapy. These operations are performed under the microscope and of course, if you wish, with twilight sedation under the supervision of our anesthetists.
Because long-term success is only possible if the patient and the practice work together, the last phase of the treatment involves checkups every three to six months, where your teeth and tooth-supporting structures are thoroughly examined.
The aim of the therapy is to stop the progression of the disease and enable you to retain your teeth and tooth-supporting structures. Where tooth and bone loss is advanced, you can also have dental implants, so you can smile with confidence again.
Our entire practice team is very happy to be of assistance should you have any questions or if you would like a free consultation.