If you often suffer from infected gums a perio check-up is no luxury. If an infection of the gums is left untreated for too long it can turn into periodontitis (infection and loss of the supporting tissue of the teeth and molars).
This can cause your teeth and molars to become loose and even fall out in time. People with periodontitis also have a higher risk of developing heart disease. The risk of developing infections elsewhere in the body also increases.
If periodontitis is identified, we will draw up a periodontitis anamnesis. The space between a tooth or molar and the gums is called a pocket. Our dental hygienist will perform a number of measurements among which a measurement of the depth of the pockets of all teeth and molars. The results of the measurement are recorded in a periodontitis anamnesis and the possible treatments are discussed with you.