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Gum Disease – Maroubra Dentist

What is Periodontal Gum Disease?

Gum disease is an infection of the gum tissue. It is commonly referred to as periodontal disease. If not treated, it can progress to affect the bone that surrounds and supports your teeth.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease is caused by plaque build-up and bacteria due to a lack of effective brushing and flossing. The plaque and bacteria lead to toxins and poison.

By scheduling regular dental check-up (preventative dentistry), gum disease can be avoided. If you do have early stage gum disease it can be treated before it leads to a much more serious condition.

What Are The Stages Of Gum Disease?

The early stages of gum disease are called Gingivitis. If you have Gingivitis you would probably notice some bleeding during teeth brushing. If you notice bleeding when you brush, make an appointment to see us straight away, at this early stage it is easy to treat as the bone has not yet been affected.

Think about it; if your hands bled every time you washed them, you would not ignore it. So if the problem happens in your mouth, don’t ignore it. Make an appointment.

If the gum disease is not treated it can progress to the next irreversible stage called “Periodental”. The infection damages the bone and the tissue that connects the gum to the roots of the tooth.

If gum disease is not treated, the infection will get worse and in time the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw dissolves, making the teeth loose. Eventually the teeth will fall out or need to be removed.

If your gum disease progresses to Periodontal disease it is irreversible. Regular dental check-ups are important.

Call Today – Maroubra Dentist

No referral is required. Simply make an appointment.
Our goal at Total Dental Care Maroubra is to give you a beautiful, healthy and confident smile.
Call us at the surgery today on (02) 9344 4433, or you can contact us online

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