Periodontal disease (or gum disease) ranges from simple gum inflammation (gingivitis) to serious disease (Periodontitis) that results in major damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. In the worst cases, teeth are lost.
Gum disease causes the teeth to become loose and eventually fall out. In fact, it is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults. Unfortunately gum disease often progresses painlessly so that you do not notice the damage it is doing. Being an irreversible disease, early detection and maintenance is vital to prevent as gum disease from starting.
Bayview Dental Claremont in Perth has the most up to date systems in preventing gum disease including periodontal screening and digital x-rays to look for deposits of plaque and calculus.
Symptoms of Periodontal Disease:
Persistent bad breath
Red, swollen or inflamed gums
Tender or bleeding gums
Loose and sensitive teeth
Receding gums or teeth that appear longer
Combating periodontal disease
Periodontal disease treatment may involve a deep cleaning procedure called scaling and root planing, in which Dr Chandra removes calculus from both above and below the gum line and smooths rough spots on tooth roots where plaque-causing bacteria tend to gather.
Healthy gums and healthy teeth are a winning combination.