The main cause of tooth loss after the age of 40 is periodontal disease.
The periodontium or the supporting apparatus of the teeth becomes ill due to insufficient or incorrect cleaning of tartar and soft deposits from the teeth. With proper check-ups and going to the dentist several times a year, you will avoid unnecessary loss or extraction of teeth.
By controlling plaque (soft deposits on the teeth), we give instructions to the patient on the proper and completely correct maintenance of teeth, tongue and other soft tissues in the oral cavity.
The first sign that something is wrong with the tooth support apparatus is bleeding gums. If such symptoms appear, it is necessary to immediately contact the dentist for a check-up.
In practice, we often encounter hereditary periodontitis or periodontitis. The patient usually states that one or both parents have the same problem. With professional treatment, the disease can be controlled and stopped.