Dental Group Practice
Dr. med. dent. Werner Ruppert & Martin Sommerey
Hauptstraße 25-27, 91074 Herzogenaurach
(located directly in the city centre)
Phone: 09132/8070, Fax: 09132/733650
Consultation hours (according to appointment)
Our service for you:
We speak English, German, Turkish and Russian.
Periodontitis („periodontal disease“) is a bacterially induced inflammation of the gums and the jawbone, which if untreated, may ends up in early tooth loss. If bacterial plaque ist not or only insufficiently removed for prolonged periods of time, a periodontitis can be triggered. Also hereditary factors play a huge role (take care of early tooth loss of parents / grandparents!). Bacteria enter the gingival pockets and there is a chronic inflammation wich is followed by a steady loss of bone and gum.
Additional risk factors include:
large open caries
An untreated periodontitis goes unnoticed by the patient for a long time.
Therefore pay attention to signs such as:
bleeding gums (first sign)
exposed dental roots
Moreover, the periodontitis is also a general medical risk:
increased risk of heart attack
prematurity / reduced birth weight
increase of diabetes values
We will advise you how the process can be stopped by professional prophylaxis and cleaning of the teeth and the gingival pockets!