Almost half of all adults in Germany are diagnosed with moderate periodontitis (grade 3) (DMS-V). Experts estimate that around 28 million German adults are in need of periodontal treatment. And yet only around one million treatments for periodontal disease were claimed from statutory health insurance companies in 2016.
In other words, only 3 to 4% of those affected are receiving suitable treatment. This discrepancy may possibly be explained by the fact that the early stage of periodontal degradation is not be detected in time or that the necessary treatment is not pursued.
As peri-implant inflammation processes are usually painless, patients frequently underestimate the potential health risk they present. As a result, they generally lack awareness of the problem and often experience progressive inflammation over many years. The personalized prevention plan helps inform patients, saves time, and improves compliance.
Patient Information Sheet
The patient information sheet explains to patience the importance of taking appropriate preventive action to counteract active oral collagen breakdown processes (silent inflammation) effectively and as early as possible in their development.
Personalized Prevention Plan
Once the analysis has been performed, you can print out the result immediately and incorporate it into the personalized prevention plan in the form of a label. You can mark the risk level of the individual patient on an informative traffic-light chart. The patient is then fully informed about his/her personalized prevention plan and tailored dental hygiene program to minimize as far as possible the risk of oral tissue loss around the implant. Your personal recommendations for prevention or treatment and for optimizing care of implants at home can also be documented.
By signing the Consent form, the patient consents to any interdisciplinary communication with the specialists providing his/her care that may be necessary. The patient information sheet supports risk disclosure to the patient and serves as documentation of the advice provided by the clinic.