Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss. It can be linked to serious conditions such as diabetes and heart disease and not only affects the gums but also eats away at the supporting bone. This can ultimately lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
People with gum disease usually have very little discomfort until the disease is in its late stages, when it is much more difficult to treat. Sufferers are often unaware that there is a problem until a tooth becomes loose or develops an abscess.
Warning signs to look out for include:
- Bleeding while brushing or flossing
- Bad breath
- Swollen, red gums
- Gums which have receded from the teeth
- Loose teeth or teeth which appear to have moved (gaps appearing)
The good news is that we can detect and successfully treat gum disease. Diamond Dental Care & Implant Centre is one of only a few dental practices equipped and licensed for laser use. This helps us achieve even better outcomes. However, it takes your help and regular maintenance visits to control dental disease in the long term and prevent recurrence. Early detection and ongoing preventive action are the keys to beating this silent disease and keeping your teeth.
Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.