Gum (Periodontal) Disease
Swollen, red, sore or bleeding gums? Bad breath? Sensitivity to hot and cold?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it might signify that you have gum or periodontal disease. Known as gingivitis in its early stages periodontal disease can be characterised by these symptoms. Gingivitis is a treatable, even reversible condition which occurs when a build up of plaque surrounds you teeth and beings to attack the supporting gum tissues.
If left untreated gingivitis can later turn into periodontitis which is although treatable, cannot be reversed. Periodontitis occurs when the bacteria attacking the gum tissues delves deeper and begins to destroy the surrounding ligaments and bones. If left untreated this will eventually lead to bone recession and tooth loss.
Gum disease (in some form) is incredibly common and most people will experience it at some stage throughout their lives. An effective oral hygiene routine can dramatically help reduce the risks of its development and a system of regular checks will help to detect and prevent any issues before they escalate.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms described above, contact our experienced team here in Deakin Court to arrange a consultation.
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