Gum Inflammation – Periodontitis
It is a very widespread disease: More than 20 million people in the German-speaking countries suffer from Periodontitis, a bacterial-induced inflammation of the periodontium, in which the teeth are anchored. Periodontitis is one of the major reasons for the lost of teeth.
What is Gum Inflammation/Periodontitis?
Many persons affected by the disease do not even know that they have it. Periodontitis in its first phase (which is called) gingivitis does not cause any pain. It is often not recognized or treated adequately. Periodontitis leads to infection of the dental bed and then leads to degradation and ultimately destruction of surrounding bone. If the infection is not treated, deeper pockets will form around the tooth in the tissue. The tooth starts to wobble and eventually falls out. An indication of periodontitis is the unpleasant sweet-foul bad breath caused by the bacteria in the periodontal pockets.
Periodontitis and its consequences
The consequences of periodontal disease can be even more serious and significantly damage the holistic health of the patient. In recent years, the evidence has been summarized that periodontitis pathogens are also involved in the formation of special coverings. These bacterial linings can even be responsible for stroke or heart attack, warn oral surgeons and dentists. If the bacteria enter the bloodstream, there is a risk that the circulation in the blood vessels will decrease and the airways will suffer. It proves once again: “Health starts in the mouth!”
The therapy for parodontitis
Treatment may be performed by a periodontist, a dentist or a dental hygienist. The goal of periodontitis treatment is to thoroughly clean the pockets around teeth and prevent damage to surrounding bone, also the tooth cleaning behavior is checked and corrected if necessary. After approximately three months of healing, the success of the treatment should be checked.
You have the best chance for successful treatment when you also adopt a daily routine of good oral care and stop tobacco use.
What helps against Periodontitis?
Lifestyle and home remedies are of high importance!
Try these measures to reduce or prevent periodontitis:
- Brush your teeth twice a day or, better yet, after every meal or snack.
- Use a soft toothbrush and replace it at least every three to four months.
- Supplement brushing and flossing with an interdental cleaner, such as Silodent Oral Irrigator
The most important thing is in addition to brushing teeth it to clean the interdental spaces from food particles and thus to remove of the bacteria there. Only the regular use of an oral irrigator ensures the best success here. It flushes all food particles out from the interdental spaces and thus eliminates even the chance for the bacteria to settle in the interdental spaces. Regular usage of Oral Irrigator in combination with brushing reduces gum inflammation.
In addition, it is a good idea to regularly strengthen the gums. It’s easy, with natural herbs and oils. For a long time, people have used oil pulling to do so. Apply it in the morning, immediately after getting up, pull a well-balanced oil mixture through your mouth. This removes all harmful substances and bacteria from the mouth, calms the gums and strengthens the whole body.
Always remember: Clean the interdental spaces daily for a short time. Periodontitis is a chronic disease, it can always return.