Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Periodontal disease in its early stages is commonly referred to as gingivitis. During this stage a plaque build-up surrounds your tooth and gum line and begins to attack supporting tissues. The gums may become sore and inflamed and potentially bleed during brushing and recede along the tooth. In the later stages of periodontitus the bacteria penetrates deeper in to the gums to attack surrounding bone and ligaments which is the major cause of adult tooth loss. Although this latter damage cannot be reversed in its entirety it can be effectively treated to stop the disease spreading.

Gum disease is exceptionally common and many adults will experience it at some stage through their lives. A thorough hygiene routine including daily flossing and brushing and early detection through regular dental assessments is the most effective way to prevent and stop gum disease.

Contact our helpful staff at Stephen Chimes Dentistry in Rose Bay to come in for a regular dental assessment or if you have any concerns about your gums to organise a consultation.


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