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Periodontal Disease

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:

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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