Periodontics

Inflammation of the gums

Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums caused by a bacterial infection. If left untreated, it can become a more serious infection known as periodontitis. Gingivitis goes unnoticed because there are no complaints and inflammation is not always obvious. Your dentist or dental hygienist can detect gum disease through a simple check. If gingivitis is treated in time, there will be no lasting damage to the periodontium and the gums will fully recover. We advise regular check-ups.

If gingivitis is not treated in time, it can develop into periodontitis.
Periodontitis means “inflammation around the tooth” – it is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth.

 

Preventing gingivitis

Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing gum disease. This means using toothpicks, interdental brushes or floss, in addition to brushing.
Most gum problems start between the teeth.

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Healthy gums

Healthy gums are pink in color and are tight around the teeth and do not bleed when brushing, toothpicking, eating or when the dental hygienist examines them.

The root is attached to the jaw bone with strong fibers. The gums are attached to the jaw bone and teeth. Gums, jaw bone and fibers together form the supporting tissue of the teeth. This support tissue is also called the periodontium. The narrow gap between gums and teeth is called the pocket. With healthy gums, the pocket is shallow (3mm at most).

Identifying and treating gingivitis

Our hygienists are specially trained to identify gingivitis. They will check if your gums are healthy and examine the pockets. Healthy gums are pink, are tight around the teeth and do not bleed when brushing, using a toothpick, eating or when the dental hygienist examines them. The narrow gap between the gums and teeth is called the pocket. In healthy gums, the pocket is shallow (no more than 3mm).
Early-stage gingivitis can simply treated by removing plaque and tartar. One of our experienced hygienists will set up a treatment plan with you. They are experts at managing anxious patients. They have the skills to calm and relax you
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How much does periodontal treatment cost?

The Nederlandse Zorgautoriteit (NZa: Dutch Healthcare Authority) sets the tariffs and the descriptions of dental treatments. Periodontal treatment costs depend on the number of teeth with deep pockets.
Surgery may be required, which increases costs.

Ask your dentist for a quotation.

Early-stage gingivitis can simply treated by removing plaque and tartar.
One of our experienced hygienists will set up a treatment plan with you.
They are experts at managing anxious patients.
They have the skills to calm and relax you.

Are you regularly bothered by bleeding gums or bad breath?

Contact one of the specialists beneath..

Dentist Derk Kösters  or Dentist Willem Lely

Periodontitis

If gingivitis is not treated in time, it can develop into periodontitis.
Periodontitis means “inflammation around the tooth” – it is a serious gum infection that damages the soft tissue and bone that supports the tooth. Smoking, diabetes and stress have been shown to increase the risk of periodontal disease. With periodontitis, the alveolar bone around the teeth is slowly and progressively lost. Periodontitis is seldom painful, so it can go unnoticed for a long time. Treatment of periodontitis can stop further degradation of the periodontium. However, the damage caused to the gums and jawbone can never be recovered by the treatment.

Identifying and treating periodontal disease

Dentists diagnose periodontitis by inspecting the tissues around the teeth with a probe and by radiographs to detect bone loss around the teeth.

The treatment of periodontal disease focuses on getting – and keeping – dental plaque under control. You cannot remove plaque and tartar in deep pockets yourself. This needs to be done by dental hygienist, with special instruments and usually requires several treatments. The hygienist’s main work is to prevent and treat gum disease. This includes professionally cleaning your teeth by removing plaque and tartar.

However, perhaps their most important role is showing you the best way to keep your teeth free of plaque. These procedures can sometimes be performed under local anesthesia so that the treatment is painless.
We then determine which teeth can be saved. Some teeth may need to be extracted, and sometimes surgical treatment may be needed to correct the gums.

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Dental Practice Hollands Spoor
Stationsweg 107 1st floor
2515BL The Hague

Dentist P. Grewe (070) 3800910
Dentist C.W. Lely (070) 3803100
Dentist D.R. Kösters (070) 3802891

info@tandartsenpraktijk-denhaag.nl

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Dentist P. Grewe
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Dentist Willem Lely
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Dentist Derk Kösters
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