Gum Disease Treatment in North Balwyn, Melbourne
Periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease in the world.
It can lead to tooth loss in adults if left untreated.
'Periodontal' literally means 'around the tooth'. Healthy gums are pale pink, smooth and firm, fitting your teeth like a turtleneck jumper fits your neck. However, if an infection develops between the teeth, the gums will begin to pull away and become red and swollen. They may even bleed during chewing and brushing. While Periodontal Disease is mainly caused by plaque, it can be caused by poorly fitting bridges, badly aligned teeth and defective fillings.
Most people are unaware they have periodontal disease and only become aware of their symptoms once the disease is advanced. By recognising the early signs of gum disease, you can avoid further deterioration of the gums and bone and prevent tooth loss.
For more information about how we treat periodontal disease , please phone North Balwyn Dental today on 03 9859 1022 or email us today.