The most frequent cause for tooth loss is untreated inflammations of the supporting tissue or the tooth-holding apparatus. A periodontitis (periodontosis) can lead to recession of gums, loosening of teeth and tooth loss. Bleeding gums during daily care and/or bad breath are an indication for this disease. Early diagnosis and appropriately sustainable therapy can prevent tooth loss.
There are sufficient modern diagnostic and therapeutic techniques to halt periodontitis in the advanced stages and to regenerate the tissue.
Because there is a reciprocal relationship between periodontitis and systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus or cardiovascular diseases (increased risk for strokes) or during pregnancy (increased risk of premature birth), it is important to carry out an appropriately early diagnostic.