Periodontal

Periodontal

Periodontal Disease Gingivitis (often referred to as gum disease) is a condition which causes your gums to become red, inflamed and swollen. It can cause your gums to bleed when you brush your teeth. Gingivitis is normally caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance made up of bacteria, which is usually removed when you brush your teeth. However, if plaque is left to build up on your teeth, the bacteria will release toxins which can irritate your gums, making them painful.

PERIODONTAL THERAPY – we must continually have hygiene maintenance visits to keep periodontal disease from recurring. Bacteria can grow back and the gums can become re-infected. Maintenance visits are all about minimizing bacterial infection and achieving a fresh start.