Periodontal Disease Follow-up Care

Safeguarding the Periodontium

Periodontal disease is chronic inflammation which leads to the destruction of the periodontium – the specialised tissues that both surround and support the teeth. A number of factors play a role in the development of periodontal disease including the build-up of plaque in your mouth. Consequently, good home oral hygiene is extremely important.

Success of initial periodontal treatment is dependent on follow-up care, which is often partly financed by the health insurance. Follow-up care significantly reduces the risk of disease progression or the chance that inflammation will flare up again.

The objective of follow-up is to stabilise the periodontium in the long-term following periodontal treatment. To achieve this preventative and therapeutic measures are individually combined.

How is it done?

Thorough examination of the periodontium. The software Parostatus allows us to systematically collect and assess all the necessary periodontal information including the depth of the gingival pockets around the teeth as well as an inflammation and hygiene index. In this way we can find areas of inflammation and effectively treat them. In addition, Parostatus helps us to monitor the progress of the follow-up care.

We supply you with detailed advice on the correct oral hygiene at home, if necessary.

Following this you will receive professional cleaning of the teeth and treatment of any inflamed gingival pockets.

Follow-up Care Procedure


  • Regular evaluation of the periodontal status and risk assessment
  • Examination of the gums and mucous membranes
  • Overview and explanation of your individual oral hygiene plan
  • Gentle removal of the plaque
  • Cleaning and treatment of inflamed gingival pockets
  • Polish

A healthy periodontium is vital for healthy teeth