What is periodontitis and what are the consequences?
With persistent poor oral hygiene, your immune system can be overwhelmed and periodontitis can develop from gingivitis.
According to the current German Oral Health Study, at least 50% of 35-44 year olds suffer from periodontitis. Among the 65-74 year olds it is even more than 65%.
Periodontitis describes the disease of the periodontium. The jawbone that anchors your tooth degrades due to ongoing inflammation. If it is too advanced and left untreated, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss.
The average 65-74 year old German has already lost 11 teeth (out of 28 teeth) due to periodontitis. That describes a loss of 40%.
Periodontitis is the main reason why around 1.3 million dental implants are placed in Germany every year.