Gum disease is one of Australia’s most common dental conditions and is usually caused by a build-up of plaque on teeth.
Common symptoms of gum disease include bleeding or painful gums; loose teeth; or a swollen mouth.
There are different stages of gum disease and each require specific treatment.
Early gum disease is known as gingivitis – and common symptoms including bleeding or swollen gums.
More serious gum disease – which arises when gingivitis is not treated – is known as periodontitis. This occurs when gum health deteriorates to cause a slight space to form between the tooth and the gum.
Bacteria can get trapped in these pockets – and cause more serious problems such as tooth looseness, tooth decay and tooth loss.
St Lucia Dental is experienced in treating gum disease at all stages – and establishing effective gum disease prevention programs.
Remember, the best way to prevent gum disease is through regular brushing, flossing and six monthly dental check-ups.
If you require gingivitis treatment, periodontitis treatment or a gum disease consultation, call us today on 07 3870 8811.
For more information…
About St Lucia Dental
Read about our treatment guarantee, award winning facilities and industry leading sterilisation and hygiene procedures.
Meet our Team
Find out more about Dr Quinn, Dr Evans, Dr Sivarajah, Dr Lu and our amazing hygienist team.