Long standing gum inflammation or gingivitis, can, in time, progress to periodontal disease. As the disease worsens the bone supporting the teeth becomes involved causing the teeth to become loose. Without treatment, the teeth will eventually fall out.
Periodontal disease is still the major cause of loss of teeth in adults and in most cases can be treated and is highly preventable with the right advice and education.
There are a number of different types of periodontal disease and they require slightly different approaches dependent on the extent of disease.
Our team can diagnose the type of periodontal disease and then produce a plan of action. Our dentists work with our dental hygienists for a combined team approach to care that delivers a personalised plan with prevention at its core.
Gum disease can be treated and prevented with the right approach to care and prevention. A personalised preventive plan is essential to the success of periodontal care and our dental hygienists will help deliver a home care plan that suits you and is manageable.
Regular visits and reviews with our dental hygienists are also essential and our team will recommend a review schedule for you.
Periodontal disease has been linked to some general medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. We are understanding more and more that a healthy mouth and gums can help improve your overall general health.