Gum Disease/Periodontal Disease
There are two main categories of gum disease, Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums, most commonly caused by an accumulation of soft bacterial plaque at the junction of the tooth and gum. Left untreated Gingivitis can progress into the more serious Periodontitis. Periodontal disease is the leading cause of tooth loss amongst adults and involves inflammation of the supporting structures of the teeth and can cause irreversible loss of supporting bone. Gingivitis is reversible and Periodontitis is treatable with diligent home care and maintenance visits to the dentist (as necessary). The Dental Co’s experienced dentists and hygienists are specially trained to diagnose, treat and manage Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease.