Gum Disease (Periodontal Treatment)
Gingivitis is the inflammation of the gums, usually caused by bacterial infection. If left untreated gingivitis can lead to periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) damages the gums and limits their ability to protect teeth. This is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Sufferers of gum disease are also at higher risk of developing a variety of other conditions which can affect your overall health as bacteria from the gums can enter the blood stream and travel to major organs, starting new infections.
Research shows that people with inadequate oral health are more likely to develop numerous other fatal conditions. The risk of cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease or experiencing a fatal heart attack is doubled, if you also suffer from periodontal disease (gum disease).
Oral hygiene and routine dental assessments are essential for good dental and overall health. Dental consultations should be scheduled six monthly for a thorough oral assessment and clean.
If you feel that you may be experiencing issues with your gums or are suffering from periodontal disease, contact our team in Bathurst to arrange a consultation and stop if before it spreads.