Parodontitis is an inflammatory illness of the periodontal apparatus, the so called periodontium, which can lead to a loosening of the teeth and – in the worst cases – even to the loss of them.

After eating, dental plaque in which bacteria can develop builds up on the teeth’s surface. If the plague is not be removed by adequate oral hygiene actions to be taken, toxins released by the bacteria will lead to an inflammation of the periodontal apparatus.

In the early stadium of this disease, a swelling, reddening or increased tendency of gum bleeding may occur. The bone then continues to recede and the teeth get loose.