Gum diseases

Posted by Dental News Team On April - 16 - 2010

Gingivitis – Parodontitis – Gum boil – Abscess; what is that?

Our topic in April is gum diseases. We were talking about root canal treatment and about different denture opportunities during the last months. Now let´s get back to the roots (root treatment) and let´s talk about gums. 

Before a denture can be made, all root treatment,- and gum problems have to be solved.

An overview:

  1. How does a healthy gum look like?
  2. Gingivitis, reasons, processes, therapy opportunities!
  3. Gum boil, abscess, gingival recession?
  4. Chronically gereralized paradontitis–chronically apical paradontitis.
  5. Parodontitis-usage of lasers–useful?
  6. Parodontitis-saliva test–useful?
  7. Parodontitis-oral rinse test–useful?
  8. Most reasons of paradontitis!
  9. Gum as a mirror of our entire health?
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Periodontitis and Pregnancy

Posted by Dental News Team On January - 8 - 2010

Pregnancy is a biological phase in a woman’s life accompanied by intense hormonal changes

The rise in female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, directly affects the periodont, since the gums possess estrogen and progesterone receptors.

This way, existing inflammations of the gums (bleeding gums) can be exacerbated or more easily triggered during pregnancy. Recent studies show that if periodontitis goes untreated, this can be a risk factor leading to premature birth, and should thus be treated as soon as possible.

schwangerIn periodontitis, various bacterial substances are released from the gums. These substances cause our immune system to release greater numbers of antibodies  – called cytokines.
Amniotic fluid has been shown to contain cytokines, and there is a connection between the rise in cytokines and premature contractions.
Experiments on golden hamsters have shown that certain cytokines for gram-negative bacteria can, depending on dosage, lead to lower birth weight and even birth defects!

Nowadays we know that periodontitis can make the risk of premature birth 7.5 times higher.

Moreover, studies indicate a connection between periodontitis and premature babies with low birth weight.

There is a trend towards non-surgical periodontitis treatment, which has been shown to have a positive effect on the course of pregnancy.

Source: 2009_ paro_schwangerschaft (perio pregnancy)

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Treatments for parodontitis, gingivitis and periimplantitis

Posted by Dental News Team On October - 27 - 2009

Treating parodontitis, gingivitis and periimplantitis

parodontitis1Just about every other person over 35 suffers from parodontitis, also known as parodontosis.

It all begins almost without you noticing it and without pain, bleeding gums, and sometimes occasional flare-ups of pocket abscesses. But bone disappears imperceptibly, leading to tooth loss. Plaque bacteria are what causes parodontitis and cavities, but most people refrain from getting treatment until their teeth start getting loose!

If started early, parodontal treatment can stop inflammation of the periodontal apparatus. Unfortunately, many different types of treatment are “advertised”, such as cryotherapy or phototoxic therapy. None of these types of treatment have ever been scientifically proven to work, but they are still offered at very high rates.

A short film at will show you how proper parodontal treatment works – click here for link.

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