Periodontitis, also known as gum disease, is a common chronic condition that currently affects approximately nine million Australians. It derives from bacteria under the gum that causes inflammation, which leads to tooth decay.
Untreated periodontitis leads to destruction of the supporting bone around teeth and can eventually lead to the loss of a tooth or several teeth and is one of the leading reasons why dentists extract teeth.
Fortunately, gum disease can be treated and successfully managed, which is why we do our very best to provide you and your teeth with respect, care, protection, and management.
Risk factors that contribute to gum disease include, genetic history, lack of oral health care, smoking or vaping, drug use, obesity, and poor nutrition.