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Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Periodontal disease, commonly known as "gum disease", is the result of bacteria overgrowth in the mouth. When plaque gradually builds up on or around the teeth and isn't removed with thorough cleaning, it hardens and turns into tartar (calculus). This creates an infection in the gums, causing them to inflame and the bone to eventually recede.

Periodontal disease is serious and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. The most common indicators of periodontal disease are bad breath, receding gum lines, bleeding or inflamed gums and tooth sensitivity. The good news is that periodontal disease can be professionally treated and its effects may be reversed by your dentist if caught in its early stages.

We strongly recommend you schedule a consultation with our dental centre as soon as possible if you are experiencing any of these signs. Additionally, we can teach you effective at-home techniques for removing plaque to prevent any further development of periodontal disease.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.