Periodontal disease, commonly called gum disease, is a serious oral health condition that requires ongoing treatment.
Typically, periodontal disease starts as gingivitis, which is reversible. But if gingivitis is not treated and advances to periodontitis, the condition is much harder to control and becomes only treatable.
However, treatment is crucial because periodontal disease has been linked to tooth loss, heart complications, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, premature birth, rheumatoid arthritis, and more.
Fortunately, your Katoomba dentist offers periodontal prevention and treatment.
Prevention is about brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist on time for check-ups and teeth cleans.
Treatment is about specialised cleanings to control the disease. In some cases, this means planing and scaling to remove infection and inflammation from below the gums. This helps your gums better adhere to your teeth.
Your dentist may also recommend additional brushing and flossing sessions at home, along with lifestyle changes such as giving up tobacco in all forms.
Signs of gingivitis and gum disease may include:
- Bleeding gums, especially when brushing and flossing
- Loose or elongated-appearing teeth
- Bad breath that does not improve with brushing
- Toothaches and gum redness or swelling
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