We believe specialists should stick to what they know best. That’s why our periodontist, only treats patients with gum disease. It doesn’t matter what level of the disease a patient has – from bad breath, right through to a need for surgery – there’s no one more qualified than Our Periodontist.
Frequently Asked Questions.
Healthy teeth rely on healthy gums for support. Gum disease causes sensitivity, pain, bleeding gums, puffy gums, infection and eventually loss of teeth. More teeth are lost through gum disease than through tooth decay.
Gum disease, also know as periodontal disease, is caused by plaque, a film of bacteria that forms on the surface of teeth on a daily basis. If plaque accumulates it becomes hard and forms calculus (tartar). The gums react to the build up of bacteria and become red, swollen and inflamed, and the bone which holds the teeth starts to become eroded. If left untreated your teeth will become loose and may be lost.
- Gums bleeding when you brush or eat hard foods.
- Bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth.
- Gum recession (the teeth appear longer) with increased sensitivity to hot and cold
- In the later stages of gum disease gaps may appear between your teeth, become loose and eventually be lost.
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