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Katoomba Dental Centre

The Truth about Periodontal Disease

February 27, 2020
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Posted By: Katoomba Dental Centre

Periodontal disease is a preventable condition of the gums and periodontal ligaments—the very tissues that support your teeth.

In the early stages, periodontal disease may have few or no symptoms at all, which is why it is imperative to visit your dentist regularly for dental exams and teeth cleans. Dental exams spot periodontal disease in the early or gingivitis stage. In the gingivitis stage, periodontal disease is often reversible. Teeth cleans clear away the very bacteria that may lead to periodontal disease.

Regular dentistry, in conjunction with an excellent oral care routine at home, is your best defence.

Symptoms of Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is a series of gum and periodontal ligament infections. In the early stages, you may notice bleeding gums when brushing and flossing and a bad taste in the mouth. As the disease progresses, you may also note an elongated appearance to your teeth as the gums pull away. When this happens, pocketing results and leaves your gums susceptible to ongoing bacteria and infection.

Your dentist in Katoomba recommends contacting our dental clinic if you notice oral health changes like bleeding gums or tooth sensitivity. If we treat your gingivitis before it turns into periodontal disease, we may be able to reverse the condition as opposed to only providing therapy.

Lowering Your Risk

Regular dental exams and teeth cleans are vital, but you should also maintain a healthy brushing and flossing routine at home.

If you smoke or use tobacco, we encourage you to stop. Smoking contributes to periodontal disease, and smoking is also the leading cause of preventable death in the world.

Periodontal Disease Consequences

Periodontal disease may lead to tooth loss and systemic health conditions like heart attack and stroke.

Because periodontal disease is a series of tissue infections, it’s essential to consider that infections are opportunistic and may spread.

For Periodontal Treatment in Katoomba, We Welcome Your Call

Our dentists offer periodontal treatment in Katoomba to help restore your gums to a better condition. The goal is saving your smile and your health.

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