Periodontal (gum) disease is the infection of gum tissue. This infection can lead to gingivitis (from inflammation) and then develop into periodontitis where the bone and support of your tooth is lost. Removing plaque is critical in minimising or controlling gum disease, because plaque contains bacteria, the plaque then hardens to tartar.
The good news is gum disease is preventable and treatable. Regular hygiene visits twice a year, and good brushing and flossing techniques at home will go a long way toward preventing gum disease.
If you’re worried that your gums need attention, don’t leave it any longer. Give us a call today and let’s get it sorted.