Gum disease is the inflammation of the gums which affects the gums and bone that supports your teeth. There are multiple stages of gum disease. The early signs of gum disease is known as gingivitis, characterised by redness, swelling and bleeding gums. As this progresses, gums will shrink and bone is destroyed, causing infection and loose teeth. This is known as periodontitis and can present in different levels of severity. The damage caused by periodontitis is irreversible, however, early treatment can prevent its progression.
Gum disease is caused by several factors including bacterial-related (due to plaque buildup from poor oral hygiene), smoking, age and genetics. At SIA Dental, we aim to treat the causative factors that contribute to your gum disease.
At SIA Dental, we include a gum health check as part of our general dental checkups. Depending on our findings, we will formulate a personalised treatment plan to treat your gum disease. In some cases, we may refer you to a Specialist Periodontist.