This is a deeper form of inflammation caused by the evolution of untreated gingivitis. In this case, the inflammation of the gum tissue also involves the periodontal ligament and the alveolar bone supporting each tooth, compromising its stability. Periodontitis is an irreversible phenomenon, and if treated in an advanced stage, recovery of bone and gum is not possible without sophisticated regenerative surgery techniques. Periodontitis is also often asymptomatic, and therefore in case of frequent bleeding, you should schedule a check-up with your dentist.


In many cases, periodontitis symptoms only become apparent when the disease is at an advanced and irreversible stage. It is therefore vital to recognize them from the first signs:

  • Persistent bad breath
  • Reddened, swollen, bleeding gums
  • Discomfort or pain when chewing


In the presence of an infection, it is essential to use mouthwash and an antiseptic toothpaste capable of fighting infectious microorganisms. To this day, chlorhexidine remains the best answer to oral antisepsis. Therefore, the key points in case of infection are as follows:

  • Using an antibacterial chlorhexidine mouthwash (in consultation with your dentist, hygienist or under the guidance of a pharmacist)
  • periodic tartar removal in a dental office
  • Choosing the right toothpaste as some excipients in the pastes can counteract or even cancel out the effect of chlorhexidine. It is therefore essential to use a toothpaste that maintains it at 100% effectiveness. 


What happens after chlorhexidine treatment?
After resolving the problem, the first remedy against its recurrence is prevention with specific products for daily use.

Correct oral hygiene minimizes the dangers of gingivitis and periodontitis, but it is crucial to integrate classical oral hygiene with a rebalancing of the oral microbiota for more specific and effective prevention.

What is the oral microbiota? 

It’s the bacterial flora naturally present in the mouth, i.e. the set of "positive" and "negative" bacteria, must necessarily be kept in a certain balance to avoid causing inflammation.

Maintaining the microbiota

Preserving the microbiota balance on a daily basis is one of the most effective and modern tools in preventing oral disease in healthy patients. It also helps maintain oral health for dental implant recipients or those who have already suffered from conditions such as periodontitis.

Curasept has designed a new comprehensive product line to support healthy patients in prevention: Curasept Prevent.

The combined action of these products, day after day, is particularly advantageous when there are conditions of risk such as smoking, obesity, diabetes, advancing age, dry mouth and poor immune defenses, which can facilitate the onset of inflammation such as mucositis and gingivitis, especially in people who have already suffered from gum disease.


Oral hygiene care does not stop at a correct use of mouthwash and toothbrushes but includes several essential tools to maintain excellent health.

Mechanical hygiene, i.e., daily "physical" action to clean teeth and remove food residue and plaque should not be neglected.
There are three basic tools you should use to achieve a thorough cleaning:

  • a soft toothbrush
  • dental floss, capable of cleaning between points of contact
  • an interdental brush - of the appropriate size - capable of removing food residue from interproximal spaces 

These instruments are not substitutes for each other but have a complementary action that can guarantee the proper cleaning of the five tooth surface and remove food residue even near the gum line.
Curasept has devised solutions for all your needs.