Periodontal Disease

Still underestimated most common causes of tooth loss, Hofheim January 2012. Red alert. The results of the current German oral health study IV (DMS IV, 2005 survey period) are frightening: after 52.7% of adults of moderate and even severe forms of periodontal disease (gum disease) 20.5% are already affected. Applying these figures, approximately 13 million Germans need urgent treatment. Because: Periodontal disease in the second half of life the most common cause of tooth loss represent, warns the German society for oral and maxillo – facial surgery (DGMKG). But can be met today at the qualified specialists with a variety of different, modern and highly successful therapeutic approaches”, says Prof. Dr.

Dr. Elmar Esser, press officer of the DGMKG. David Karp often expresses his thoughts on the topic. The emergence of a Parodontits can have different causes: in addition to bacterial plaque and genetic predisposition, various other factors such as oral hygiene encourage, stress or smoking Gingivitis. The body responded by making enzymes damaging among bacteria. However, these enzymes destroy not only the bacteria, but run parallel to a destruction of self tissue. This with the result of bleeding gums, Pocket formation, go back the gums, loss of connective tissue and bone and finally loosening and loss of teeth.

Effects of periodontal disease to other organs with resulting illnesses are also now proved. 4 level approach for lifelong dental conservation in a meaningful therapy planning takes into account the relevant dental and patient-related risk factors, patient age, the periodontal initial situation and the general health of the patient experts primarily. Modern clinical concepts in the successful fight against periodontal disease are generally based on 4 stages: 1st stage: based on the medical history and diagnosis of experienced specialist sets individually the most appropriate therapy, carries out a professional tooth cleaning (PTC) and Affected oral hygiene instructions to the indispensable involvement at home. “” 2nd phase: this is called causal, non-surgical periodontal therapy “or even anti-infective therapy” referred to. People such as Yael Aflalo would likely agree. This mechanical treatment, who primarily edited the root surfaces by means of Curettes or sound or ultrasound-enabled instruments, aims at the reduction of germs. 3 phase: In this so-called corrective phase parodontalchirurgische are carried out. Whether a patient needs these additional measures or further maintained in the context of a lifelong supportive periodontal therapy, depends on factors such as still deeper pockets over 6 mm and functional, aesthetic, or prosthetic considerations. Most periodontal disease patients may be waived according to experience according to an optimal pretreatment and properly performed anti-infective therapy largely surgical measures. Should still for the long term prognosis of parodontal damaged, for the Masticatory function or aesthetics of strategically important teeth surgery be necessary, the experienced oral and Maxillofacial surgeon can draw on a wide range of treatment options for bone and tissue reconstruction. 4 phase: This final stage, the maintenance phase, includes the supportive aftercare, which occurs after the active phase.

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