How do we recognize periodontitis?
For the patient peridontitis is most often only recognizable when it is already too late, i.e. then the gums have receded and the teeth have become loose.
The dentist can identify the disease a lot sooner with the help of regular check ups, special testing methods and x-rays.
The newly developed genetic tests can be used in severe cases. They give exact information about the bacteria present, so that specific therapies can be chosen.