Gum Disease

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease refers to the deterioration of the connective tissues surrounding teeth. This can be due to the following:

  • Suboptimal lifelong oral hygiene
  • Smoking
  • Uncontrolled diabetes
  • Inadequate diet
  • Poorly erupted and positioned teeth
  • Poor past dental work
  • Family history and genetics

Typical signs of Periodontal disease

  • Bleeding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bad breath
  • Bad taste
  • Recession of gums
  • Ongoing pain and sensitivity

What to do

  • Consult with your dentist and work out options of treatment and follow through
  • Do your best at home, morning and night time brushing, rinsing after meals and flossing daily
  • Six monthly follow up and clean at the dentist to manage your disease closely
  • Quit smoking
  • Get your diabetes under control
Periodontal Disease