Find out if you have gum disease? Schedule an appointment by calling our friendly staff on (07) 3395 3133 or contact us by email.
Periodontal disease (gum disease) is a bacterial infection of the gums and bone caused by the bacteria found in dental plaque. If the plaque is allowed to remain and grow on the teeth, an inflammation of the gums called GINGIVITIS occurs. It is estimated gum disease affects 4 out of every 5 people.
If you have swollen, bleeding gums, you may have periodontal gum disease. It is best to seek an appointment with one of our Oral Health Therapists so that we can work with you to eliminate this menace in your mouth. Left untreated, gum disease can cause serious loss of teeth and bone, and it has recently been linked to heart disease and stroke as well as premature and low weight babies.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
Stopping the progression of gum disease before it escalates can save patients added time, discomfort, and expense. Signs of gum disease can include:
- Red, inflamed gums
- Bleeding while brushing or flossing
- Receding gums
- Loose or separating teeth
- Presence of pus between the gum and tooth
- Chronic halitosis
Treating gum disease and bleeding gums is one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family. We take it seriously, and so should you. Please call or email us today for an appointment.
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