Periodontology is a periodontal or gum disease that occurs through earlier gum inflammation. One of the leading causes of losing teeth for adults is gum disease. The goal of a periodontal treatment is to stop the gum inflammation. Following a successful pretreatment, a periodontal treatment in our practice is executed using ultrasonics and hand-held instruments as well as a polishing of the root surfaces using a glycine based air-polishing powder. In the event of an extreme case of periodontal disease, an additional gum surgery may be necessary.
Periodontitis is in many cases a chronic disease that requires follow-up treatments, making it even more important to maintain these follow-up treatments.