Periodontology is the field of dentistry in which periodontitis is treated.

If you spit out red streaks after brushing your teeth, you should seek timely professional assistance: it could be gingivitis or even periodontal disease.

A gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. Periodontitis is an inflammation of the periodontium. Both diseases can be acute or chronic and require treatment by a specialist.

An inflammation of the dental bed usually begins with a slight inflammation of the gums (gingivitis).

If this is not treated in time, the inflammation progresses. It forms a gap between the tooth and gum (periodontal pocket), in which deposits can accumulate and cause inflammation.

If a professional therapy fails, the disease finally attacks the jawbone and in the worst case can lead to the loss of a tooth.

Periodontitis can also affect existing heart disease or dental implants.

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