Healthy gums are the frontline defence to your teeth and digestive system
Gum disease is the collective term for a number of periodontal diseases. The condition of the mouth often reflects the condition of the body as a whole. In fact, most systemic diseases have oral manifestations, so having good oral hygiene helps the body’s natural defences.
Unfortunately because it is painless, gum disease is often ignored until serious damage has been caused. You may recognise the term gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gum tissue. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gingivitis, is the major cause of adult tooth loss.
Symptoms to look out for include:
- Bleeding gums
- Hot and cold sensitivity
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- Metallic taste
- Swollen, purple and/or painful gums
- Yellow plaque build-up on the gum line
- Indigestion or heartburn
- Loose adult teeth
DB Dental has its own specialist Periodontist who is specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases using the most up-to-date techniques. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed or fall into any of the high-risk groups please use the Book Now button above to make an appointment with your dentist. You can also call us on 1300 4 83384 to book an appointment with our Periodontist.