Periodontology is the part of dentistry that deals with the foundation of the teeth: the gums, the jawbone and the supporting tissues. Dental care includes diagnosis, prevention and treatment of inflammation and pain in the gums and jawbone; around the teeth and molars, but also around dental implants. In addition, we provide education and further training in the field of Periodontology and we conduct scientific research into the cause, prevention, prevention and treatment of periodontitis.
We treat patients referred to us with the following complaints: bleeding gums, painful and/or swollen gums, loose teeth, severe persistent inflammation, inflammation around implants and bad breath (halitosis).
Depending on what the dentist thinks you have, it will be determined which treatment is necessary for you. Special attention is paid to the gums, tongue, mouth cleaning and the use of specific mouth rinses. You may also be referred to a general practitioner, throat, nose and ear doctor, internist or a dental psychologist. Make an appointment via the secretariat: 020-598 03 22.
In addition, we offer treatment options that should help to get and keep the mouth healthy, such as: a second opinion (2nd opinion), prevention-oriented consultation, initial periodontal treatment, surgery for gum disease, aesthetic surgery, placing implants, and periodontal aftercare.
Depending on your preference and the seriousness and difficulty of the situation in your mouth, you will be assigned to a staff member, a dental periodontist in training, or a dental/oral health student. Because periodontitis often has multiple causes than just insufficient oral hygiene, ample attention is also paid to general health, the interaction with medication, and lifestyle factors.
Prior to each treatment, a consultation takes place with a periodontist or a periodontist in training. This depends on how you refer the patient. A treatment plan is drawn up based on the diagnosis. Depending on the seriousness and difficulty of the situation in your patient's mouth, it is recommended in consultation with your patient that the treatment be carried out by one of our staff members, a periodontist in training, or dental students. Treatments performed by students are always supervised by experienced teachers.
In addition to the 'classic' periodontitis patient, very young patients (<18) or patients who run a higher risk of serious periodontal breakdown due to their general health and medication use are also very welcome. Research shows that conditions such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, oncology, immunological disorders, etc. have adverse effects on the course and response to treatment of periodontitis. See also the heading Medical Periodontology under 'Want to know more?'.
Other referral options:
- Consultation / second opinion
- Non-surgical and surgical treatment of periodontitis
- Interaction of periodontitis and general health (e.g. diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, oncology, immunological disorders, etc)
- Periodontal aesthetic surgery (e.g. surgical crown extension, recession cover, etc.)
- Implantology in periodontitis patients
- Treatment of perimucositis / peri-implantitis
- Bad breath (halitosis)
- Periodontal aftercare
For urgent or pain complaints you can contact us below.
Bad breath (halitosis)
Bad breath or halitosis is common; bad breath can be smelled in about 30% of people. Patients can suffer a lot from this themselves, but some do not notice anything themselves. In addition, someone may wrongly think that they suffer from bad breath.
Bad breath consultation hours
ACTA has a bad breath office where you can be examined and treated. You can visit the office hours with a referral letter from your dentist, oral hygienist, dental surgeon, general practitioner or a medical specialist. After you have made an appointment, you will receive an extensive questionnaire and information letter. During the consultation, your breath smell is determined in various ways. The dentist will smell the air from your mouth and nose with her own nose and also examine your breath odor with the help of a device.