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Gums – Periodontal Health

Periodontal Health

Periodontal disease is the latter stages of severe gum disease, and is caused by the bacterial infection that causes gum disease pools, and dives deeper into the existing jawline, weakening the anchor points of your teeth.

In the event of periodontal disease, the following symptoms will occur and be evident:
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  • Bleeding after brushing or flossing
  • Will be bright red and very tender to touch
  • Recurrent bad breath
  • Pocketing will occur, exposing the roots of your teeth
  • Evidence of pus in and around the gumline

Periodontal disease is unfortunately irreversible, but can be treated to slow down and soothe the present symptoms. Periodontal disease can also severely affect the health of your teeth, eating away at the anchor points and loosening your teeth. In the worst case scenario, your teeth can easily fall out, due to there being no anchor point at all.

Your dentist can determine whether periodontal disease is present or could be a cause for future concern. Preventative treatments are ideal, and it’s important to see your dentist at the first sign of the above symptoms.

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