Due to the decline of the jawbone and the gums, so-called pockets between the tooth and the gums are inevitably formed. Deposits and germs can settle even deeper in these pockets. The result is a loosening of the teeth – and in the worst case even tooth loss.
Periodontitis can be caused by illnesses or even trigger them. Indicators can be osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus or immune deficiency. But also strong nicotine or alcohol consumption, unbalanced nutrition or pregnancy can be triggering factors.