Treatment of Periodontitis

Periodontitis is a gum inflammation which can effect a lot more than just the gum. Dental plaque on your teeth causes an inflammation around the edge of your gums. This is called gingivitis. This inflammation can expand to the lower part of your jawbone. Eventually this causes periodontitis (Bone-loss) and at a later stage you may lose your teeth or implants.

periodontitis stages of gum disease


Causes of Periodontitis

Gum inflammation is caused by bacteria build up in dental plaque. Dental plaque is a soft, sticky and almost invisible layer of saliva proteins and a mass of bacteria on your teeth. Dental plaque can turn into calculus which is hard and sticks to your teeth. A new layer of dental plaque will then form on top of this hard deposit. The inflammation can go deep to the jawbone located around your teeth. This inflammation causes a pocket to be formed between the gum and teeth. The dental plaque will cause the inflammation to spread deeper, thus causing fibres to break and the jawbone to recede.


Features of Periodontitis

Periodontitis can go unnoticed for long time. Symptoms which can indicate periodontitis are: loose, red and swollen gums, bleeding gums while you’re eating or during brushing your teeth and receding gums. A bad taste or a bad breath can also be a sign of periodontitis. In an advanced state there may also be some loosening of the teeth or implants and the appearance of pockets (spaces) between the gum and the teeth.


Consequences Periodontitis

When the gums recedes it can be an unpleasant feeling and isn’t aesthetically pleasing. The roots will be partially exposed. This will make your gums and teeth sensitive during brushing your teeth or drinking warm, cold, sweet and sour drinks or food. Lost jawbone can’t recover after breaking off. This is why when a lot of jawbone is lost teeth get loose and eventually fall out.


Prevention of Periodontitis

When your gums bleed, this could mean you have a gum inflammation caused by dental plaque. In order to return your gum to a healthy state we recommend brushing twice a day with BlueM toothpaste, and rinsing afterwards with BlueM mouthwash. The Active Oxygen in BlueM speeds up healing of sores anBlueM toothpasted inflammation. By using oxygen the BlueM oral care products are very effective at treating and preventing bleeding gums.


Advantages of using BlueM toothpaste:

  • Normalizes and controls harmful bacteria
  • Contains no abrasives



Advantages of using BlueM mouthwash:

  • Reaches places a toothbrush can’t
  • No alcohol, the mouth will not dry out
  • BlueM mouthwashpH-neutral



Treating Periodontitis

By maintaining good oral health care you can help to cure yourself of periodontitis and prevent loosing teeth. The periodontist, dentist or hygienist, will remove the dental plaque and scale in the pockets, a thorough professional cleaning of your teeth. If your pockets deeper than 4 mm Dr. Blijdorp advices you to use BlueM oral gel in the pocket after brushing your teeth and rinse with mouthwash. In this way the oxygen can work optimal in the mouth. By regularly using BlueM oral gel in combination with the right oral hygiene and cleaning teeth, the pocket will reduce and the inflammation will disappear in most cases.


"Using BlueM oral gel can prevent flap surgery": Dr. Peter Blijdorp.


BlueM oral gel is developed for treating Periodontitis:

  • Normalizes and controls harmful bacteria
  • Reduces and prevents inflammation
  • Accelerates the wound healing process

Contrarily few studies show a successful survival of implants in subjects who have lost teeth due to periodontitis. Read more about peri-implantits here




Video: What is Periodontitis?

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 Source: Dutch Society of Periodontology