Gum disease occurs when bacteria in plaque and tartar are allowed to accumulate around and under the gums producing toxins that can damage the gums.
If left untreated this can lead to destructive jaw bone disease.
Signs of gum disease
- Red swollen gums
- Gums bleed when brushing or flossing the teeth
- Bad breath
- Can lead to jaw bone disease
Symptoms of jaw bone disease
- Loose teeth
- Teeth look longer as gums and jaw bone shrinks away
- Bad smell in mouth
- Dental x-ray shows shrinkage of bone around teeth
Dangers of Longstanding Gum and Jaw Bone Disease
Bacteria in jaw mouth can get into your blood stream and cause:
- Heart problems
- Low birth weight babies
- Alzheimer disease (Not proven yet)
At TLC Dental, Dr Hoffenberg and our dental hygienist will diagnose and treat your gum disease with a comprehensive program.
Better still, we recommend that our patients visit us every 6 months for a thorough professional clean with our hygienist to prevent gum disease from even occurring in the first place.
We Can Help
If you suffer from gum disease, call us ASAP to schedule a visit on 02 8599 7107 or send us an e-mail.