Diagnosis, treatment and after-care of diseases of the periodontal apparatus. Periodontitis (gum disease) is one of the most common human diseases, characterised by a chronic inflammation of the gums. If not stopped, it can cause a progressive loss of bone which leads first to loosening and then to loss of teeth. In addition, the chronic inflammation affects your entire body and can lead to heart disease and circulation problems as well as diabetes. The progress of gum disease is often slow and invisible, and patients frequently only notice it when their teeth are already loosening. Therefore, we always test your gum health when you come for your first consultation at our practice in order to be able to diagnose and treat any potential gum disease.