Periodontics (Gum Disease Treatment)
Do you suffer from bleeding gums?
Do you hate smiling?
Do you have bad breath?
There are two main types of Gum disease…
- Gingivitis (inflammation of the gum) Bleeding when flossing and brushing is one of the earliest signs of gingivitis. Plaque left for any length of time will start to harden and form calculus or “tartar” on the teeth. This will require removal involving a special scaling by a hygienist or dentist as it cannot be removed by tooth brushing alone.
- Periodontitis.If gingivitis is left untreated, it tends to progress to a more serious condition known as Periodontitis, This is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults as it involves the surrounding structures including soft tissue and bone. The teeth become loosened, abscesses can form and teeth can eventually be lost.