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What is periodontal disease?

For Armidale dental care in Armidale, NSW, we emphasise prevention. Part of that means keeping your gums free of periodontal disease.

Learn How To Prevent Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease, also called gum disease, is a serious infection of the gums and periodontal ligaments that support your teeth. Without intervention from your dentist, this condition can lead to bone loss, tooth loss, and it has even been linked to systemic health conditions affecting the heart.

Your Armidale dentist takes measures to lower your risks for periodontal disease but can also treat the condition if it develops.

Our first preventive measures are regular dental exams and teeth cleans once or twice yearly, depending on your specific needs. During your routine dental check-up, your dentist can spot early gum disease (gingivitis), which can be reversed. When gingivitis graduates to periodontitis, we can treat the condition and improve your oral health, but this is not a full cure. However, we can lower your risks for bone loss, tooth loss, and systemic health complications with diligence.

For Periodontal Treatment in Armidale, NSW, We Encourage Your Call

If you notice pocketing gums, bad breath, loose teeth, or any changes to your oral health, we recommend contacting your dentist for a check-up.

Of course, we understand that gum disease can create anxiety and concern, but we will be with you throughout treatment and take all steps to improve your oral health.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.