Do you suffer from either:
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
- Painful gums
Helping you to hold on to your teeth.
If you have any of these symptoms then you could be suffering from gum disease. Gingivitis, a common form of gum disease, is a condition where gums become red, swollen and bleed easily. If left untreated, this can lead to periodontitis. With periodontitis, the gums separate from the teeth, the tissue that anchors the teeth becomes inflamed and a slight amount of bone loss occurs. If left untreated, severe gum and bone recession leading to loose teeth and eventual tooth loss can occur.
Causes and Predisposing Factors
Bacteria found in plaque and calculus build up as well as poor oral hygiene lead to gum disease. Diabetes, smoking, certain medication, poorly fitting crowns also make you more susceptible to gum disease.
Visit The Hygienist, Preserve Your Smile
The Hygienist will identify the type of gum disease, its causes, address any predisposing factors and eliminate the cause of the disease present focusing on cleaning away any plaque and calculus present in the mouth.