Gum Disease is caused by bacteria found in plaque which causes inflammation and infection of the gums that can quickly progress and start affecting the bone that surrounds your teeth. It is important to brush and floss daily and to visit the dentist every 6 months for a hygiene check up to avoid plaque building up and to help prevent gum disease.
How do you know if you have gum disease?
- Gums are inflamed
- Gums are puffy, swollen, tender and red
- Teeth are longer from gum recession
- Gums separated from teeth (pocket)
- Changes in bite from teeth moving
- Pus or infection between teeth and gums
- Bad breath
- bad taste
Three stages of Gum Disease
- the earliest stage of gum disease
- inflamed gums caused by plaque build-up around the gum line
- irritated gum tissue
- bone and connective tissue not yet effected
- bone and connective tissue are irreversibly damaged
- gums form a pocket below the gumline trapping food turning it to plaque
- bone and connective tissue are destroyed
- teeth start to move
- teeth become loose
- loss of teeth
- affected bite
If you would like to book in to have a discussion with our dentist, please contact us to schedule an appointment on (07) 33982255 or fill out your details to contact us.