Solutions to common dental problems
Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
Periodontal disease is also known as gum disease or periodontitus. It is a bacterial infection.
The infection attacks soft tissue and bone, which support your teeth. The result may be the destruction of your gums and bone and eventual loss of your tooth.
A dentist can examine your gums and determine whether you are impacted by gum disease. The two most common types of gum disease are gingivitis and periodontitus.
Depending on the stage of deterioration there are different treatment options.
Gum disease may progress without pain and with only a few symptoms. But you may have some warning signs that there is a problem.
To find out more about treating your hurting and swollen gums, call our friendly staff at Woodville & Seaton Dental Clinic on (08) 8268 5422 or request an appointment online.