Periodontitis Berlin | CASA DENTALIS
parodontitis berlin

What is periodontology?

Periodontology encompasses  the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the periodontal apparatus (periodontium). The most common disease of the tooth structure is called periodontitis. Periodontitis (gum disease) is one of the most common diseases in dentistry and affects about 30% of the population.

What happens when one has periodontitis?

This disease results in a large irreversible changes in the gums and jawbone. If left untreated, gingivitis can lead to tooth loss in the long term. Healthy gums are just as important for maintaining your own teeth as avoiding tooth decay.

What are the main causes for periodontitis?

The main cause of periodontitis can be bacterial plaque. This happens primarily due toi inadequate tooth cleaning. In the field of periodontology, other factors play an important role in addition to oral hygiene.The most common causes include:

Insufficient oral hygiene can quickly lead to bacteria settling and going unnoticed, especially in the interdental spaces. For this reason, it is particularly important to floss them daily with dental floss or interdental brushes.

Periodontitis is often recognized much too late by the patient himself. For this reason, regular periodontology check-up by a dentist, your expert when it comes to periodontitis, is crucial in identifying and preventing the situation in time

Genetic predisposition also plays an important role. Periodontitis among the youth is likely due to their genetic predisposition.

Other illnesses and taking certain medications can also promote periodontitis. These include  antihypertensive drugs. If you take medication regularly, you should definitely inform your dentist in Berlin during your first consultation.

Elevated blood sugar levels can weaken the tooth system’s immune system and thus promote periodontitis. Diabetics that have adjusted to their circumstances are not under increased risk.

Components of tobacco smoke such as nicotine have a strong adverse affect on the tissues of the tooth holder. In addition, the body’s defenses are weakened. In the case of periodontitis, smoking constricts the blood vessels, in turn reducing symptomatic bleeding. This not only means that the healing process slows down but the illness in general is detected late. Overall, smokers are up to 15 times more likely to develop periodontitis than non-smokers.

Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, the gums are supplied with more blood, meaning the gums are more susceptible to bleeding and inflammation. If the case of periodontitis is serious, the unborn child is also affected. In fact, periodontitis can lead to miscarriages and premature births. If you are planning on becoming pregnant or are already pregnant, an appointment with your dentist is crucial for your safety and that of the child. Our experts in dental health and pregnancy from CASA DENTALIS will be happy to assist you and tell you how to proceed.

In order to handle the burden that stress causes, the body shuts down the immune system. As a result, the body becomes more vulnerable to infections and inflammation, such as periodontitis.

The main cause of periodontitis is bacterial plague, which accumulates due to poor dental hygiene and not properly cleaning the surface of the teeth. The bacteria in the plaque promote the formation of gum pockets. These areas cannot be reached by a toothbrush and are a hotspot for bacteria.

If these bacteria remain on the gum line or in the gum pockets, gingivitis develops. Depending on how you maintain your oral hygiene at home as well as treatment, inflammation can subside or develop.

If these inflammations develop, the gums and bones decrease. This clinical term is called periodontitis. Tooth necks are exposed, become sensitive and teeth loosen. After a while the diseases can cause tooth loss. Periodontitis is irreversible

If these inflammations develop, the gums and bones decrease. This clinical picture is called periodontitis. Tooth necks are exposed, sensitive and teeth loosen. The further course of the disease leads to tooth loss. Periodontitis therefore causes irreversible damage.

For many patients, periodontal disease is diagnosed relatively late, even if they display early signs. Due to the slow and creeping nature, periodontitis often remains undetected and is only noticed in the advanced stage.


Our periodontology dental team generally gives the following signs of gum disease:


  • Regular bleeding gums
  • Pain sensitive gums
  • Swelling of the gums
  • Declining gums that make the teeth look longer
  • Taste Irritation
  • Bad breath


Characteristic symptoms are e.g. Bleeding gums which often result from altered vascular structures. People that are exhibiting these symptoms should make consistent trips to the dentist,

If you notice the first signs of periodontitis, it is advisable to make an appointment with your dentist in Berlin at one of our locations in Berlin Lichterfelde, Wilmersdorf or Steglitz-Zehlendorf. In the dental practices of CASA DENTALIS in Berlin, we can rule out periodontitis or, if necessary, diagnose it and immediately initiate therapeutic measures from periodontology.

If countermeasures are taken in the early stages, one can often avoid lengthy periodontitis treatment. If left untreated, the inflammation can lead to bone loss and, at an advanced stage, your teeth becoming loose or even tooth loss. As it is in most cases in dentistry, it is not worth waiting.

Depending on the stage of the gum disease, the course of professional periodontitis treatment can vary. In general, however, the procedure at CASA DENTALIS consists of three components:

The pre-treatment includes professional tooth cleaning by a prophylaxis expert, instructions for thorough oral hygiene at home, the measurement of gum pockets by your dentist in Berlin and the x-ray of the teeth.

The main treatment consists of two to four sessions at your dental practice, in which the gum pockets and the root surfaces are cleaned. We perform this periodontology treatment in one of our CASA DENTALIS dental practices in Berlin under local anesthesia.

The aftercare of periodontitis is pivotal for long-term successful treatment, as inflammation can reappear. Depending on the severity of the situation, you should come to your CASA DENTALIS dentist every three to six months for follow-up checks and professional tooth cleaning.

The aim of periodontitis treatment is healthy gums and firm connective tissue to securely hold your  teeth. Our dentists will be happy to help and give you advice.

If you are diagnosed with periodontitis, your dentist in Berlin can take various countermeasures as quickly as possible to prevent further damage. Make an appointment today for your individual consultation in one of our practices in Berlin-Lichterfelde, at Schlachtensee or at Roseneck. Use our free call back service or our online services, to easily book an appointment for a day that is most convenient for you. We look forward to hearing from you! If it concerns periodontology, then come CASA DENTALIS.