Increased disease risk with periodontitis?

Are you suffering from gingivitis? Then you should see a dentist urgently. Your dental problem may be periodontitis, and in the worst case, it can affect all elements of your periodontium.

Because periodontitis can cause irreversible damage and the inflammation it causes can have a huge impact on your health, it's better to take precautions than to have aftercare. In today's blog post, we explain what you should look out for and how you can best prevent periodontitis.


Periodontitis, the gateway to many other diseases

Dental bed inflammation can cause massive damage, including the possibility of losing your teeth. The harmful bacteria can also spread throughout the body via the bloodstream. Your organism is damaged, which also increases the risk of secondary diseases such as stroke, heart attack or diabetes.

The harmful bacteria that colonise the oral cavity can cause your teeth to lose their anchorage. As a result, your teeth become loose. If you don't get this type of dental disease treated, you will have problems chewing. If you notice a bad taste in your mouth, especially in the morning after waking up, you should make an appointment with your dentist as soon as possible.


Periodontitis promotes many other diseases

Did you know that untreated periodontitis increases your risk of developing diabetes mellitus? Diabetes mellitus is a type of diabetes that has hardly any noticeable symptoms at first. But if your elevated blood sugar levels go undetected for a long period of time, they lead to circulatory problems and damage your blood vessels. Gum inflammation is linked to various cardiovascular diseases. This is another important reason not to take periodontitis lightly. 

How can you avoid periodontitis?

Regular visits to the dentist and thorough cleaning of your teeth with our emmi®-dent ultrasonic toothbrush can prevent and even avoid periodontitis. As with many other diseases, the same applies here: Prevention is better than cure.

As already mentioned, periodontitis can have serious consequences for you and your health. The only way to prevent it is to take good care of your teeth and the spaces between them.

The best way to brush your teeth is with our emmi®-dent electric ultrasonic toothbrush. In combination with dental floss or a mouth rinse, you can even optimise the brushing result. If you have already developed periodontitis, you can have a special periodontosis treatment carried out by your dentist. He will try to preserve your affected teeth.

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