Particularly sensitive and swollen gums very often indicate bacterial foci that lead to bad breath. These feed on plaque and cause inflammation of the tooth support system and gums. This leads to gum pockets that loosen the teeth and lead to tooth loss in the chronic course.
Over time, the jawbone may even degrade. Thorough tooth cleaning and annual prophylaxis (professional tooth cleaning) prevent periodontitis and other dental diseases. The dentition is thoroughly cleaned in a few sessions with local anesthesia, all inflammation foci are eliminated and a new mouthfeel is achieved aesthetically as well as health.