Periodontal / Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontal or Gum Disease is one of the most common diseases in Australia.
This is characterised by inflammation in your gums that is predominantly caused by bacteria in your mouth. This disease progresses in stages. The milder form of gum disease is gingivitis. At this stage, it can be a bit difficult to actually detect the disease. Most people overlook gingivitis as an imminent dental and oral health risk.
As a consequence, the disease proceeds to the more severe form which is periodontitis. At this stage, the bacteria have already attacked the inner parts of your gums. As a result, air pockets form and your gums start to recede. In its worst cases, periodontitis can lead to tooth loss as well as bone loss in your jaw.
What causes Periodontal or Gum disease?
Gum disease always starts due to the build-up of plaque, which is a sticky film formed as sugars in food interact with the bacteria inside your mouth. As time passes, plaque hardens and becomes tartar or calculus, which are now very difficult to remove. As a result, your gums become irritated and inflamed. Consequently, gum disease comes afterwards.
Other Factors That Put You At Risk
- Weak or suppressed immune system
- Genetic susceptibility
Deal With Gingivitis & Periodontitis Through Gum Treatment In Knox
Gum disease is a serious condition. Then again, it can be easily prevented. Your trusted dentist at Chandler Road Family Dental Clinic can provide you with a comprehensive Gum Treatment program that aims to address to exact roots of your gum disease. We at Chandler Road Family Dental Clinic are dedicated to guiding you towards a lifetime of healthy and beautiful smiles.