Info for patients

Am I affected?

Compared to other diseases, periodontitis is usually detected relatively late. This is due to the fact that periodontitis often develops slowly and insidiously without pain, and is thus only noticed by the affected person at an advanced stage. Nevertheless, there are some warning signals that can indicate the presence of the disease.

As the first sign of periodontal disease, most patients notice regular bleeding of the gums, e.g. during tooth brushing.

By this time, however, the destruction of the periodontium has often progressed so far that irreversible damage has occurred. It is therefore important to pay attention to the body's warning signals at an early stage in order to be able to prevent the progression of the disease in good time.

The following symptoms may indicate periodontitis:

  • red, swollen and sensitive gums
  • the recession of the gums ("black triangles") between teeth
  • bleeding gums
  • bad breath
  • loose teeth
  • gap formation

What can I do?

If you notice the first symptoms or suffer from periodontitis, talk to your dentist about the PadoTest® or PadoBiom®. With our testkits, you receive your individual marker germ analysis and thus the prerequisite for successful therapy, antibiotic minimization and success monitoring.