Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss among adults.

Also known as gum disease, this condition in its earliest form is known as gingivitis. Gingivitis is a condition present in a vast majority of the population. It is easily reversible by implementing good oral hygiene and receiving professional maintenance to clean hard to maintain tar-tar build up.

Inability to maintain gingivitis over time can often lead to the development of a more advanced form of gum disease, known as Periodontitis. An estimated 25% of Australians suffer from this disease. Signs associated with Periodontitis include those of Gingivitis, as well as recession of the gums, which develops because of inflammation spreading to and reducing the level of bone supporting your teeth. In most cases, Periodontitis is a slow progressing condition, however professional management is required to stop progression of the disease.

It is important to visit Tuart Hill Dental for regular general dental check-ups, as early treatment can mean the difference between saving your natural teeth and losing them.

Symptoms of gum disease:

  • Bad breath
  • Red, swollen and/or bleeding gums
  • Receding gums
  • Pain on chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth

Risk factors associated with the development of gum disease:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Drug use
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical conditions
  • Dry mouth
  • Diabetes

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or have the above risk factors contact Tuart Hill Dental and book in for an examination as soon as possible.

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