A very large proportion of the adult population has periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease. It is caused by bacteria and can lead to loose teeth (and eventual loss), receding gums exposing a greater length of tooth, bleeding gums, bad breath, pain in the gums, and abscesses.
It is also thought to be linked with serious health issues such as heart problems and diabetes, among others.
In short, if you have periodontal disease, it can be a big issue for your dental and overall health, and needs to be brought under control before we can begin any other dental treatments.
Our dentist at Warrnambool Dental will discuss with you the ways that this disease can be treated and prevented.
Once the periodontal disease has been brought under control, we will draw up a maintenance plan with you to help prevent its recurrence.