Periodontal disease is a major risk to dental health and to general health. It is caused by bacteria building up, generally because of poor oral hygiene which results in infection and inflammation in the gums. This inflammation will eventually destroy your gums and the other structures surrounding your teeth which include ligaments and bone leading to pain and tooth loss. Periodontal disease is a major cause of tooth loss worldwide. At Redcliffe Dental, we will work hard to keep your gums in great shape to greatly reduce the risk for onset of the disease.
When you come to see us for a check-up and hygiene appointment, we will carefully assess the condition of your gums, gently checking them for any signs of periodontal disease. We can soon tell if your gums are infected and inflamed and will take appropriate action to help remove the infection.