Periodontal disease is the inflammation and infection of the gums. It is primarily caused by the build-up of plaque bacteria on the surface of teeth. Plaque if left in situ will harden to become calculus or tartar. Periodontal disease is the result of poor oral hygiene or a result of the teeth not being cleaned well enough.
Periodontal disease is a silent condition and symptoms are not generally felt until the condition worsens and becomes problematic.
Signs of periodontal disease can include:
- Red, swollen, tender, painful or bleeding gums
- Gums that have shrunk from the teeth
- Persistent bad breath
- A bad taste in the mouth
- Abscess between teeth and gums
- A fit of a denture has changed
- Loose teeth; drifting apart of teeth, and gaps appearing between teeth.
Prevention is the cure and early detection could result in your teeth and gums being healthy for life. If you are concerned about persistent bleeding, bad breath or have a family history of periodontal disease contact us today for a thorough examination.
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