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Gingivitis & Gum Disease Hillier Road

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Gingivitis & Gum Disease

Gum disease generally happens as a result of a buildup of plaque and tartar around the teeth where the gums and teeth join. The symptoms of gum disease include bleeding or swollen gums, if you experience similar symptoms it is essential to have your gums checked by your family dentist. Gingivitis is the term given to early onset gum disease, which is generally easier to treat than more severe periodontitis.

What causes gum disease?

  • Poor oral health and hygiene
  • Tooth decay and plaque buildup

The treatment for gum disease:

At Hillier Road Dental Clinic in Morphett Vale, we provide quality treatments to manage gum disease. The treatment for gingivitis and gum disease includes:

  • Regular dental check-ups for early detection
  • Professional dental scale and clean
  • Maintaining good oral health and hygiene
  • A healthy diet

What happens if gum disease is left untreated?

Gum disease in its early stages (gingivitis) – if left untreated can cause more severe oral health issues such as receding gums, bad breath, and more severe gum disease or periodontitis. Periodontitis can, in turn, lead to the deterioration of the jaw bone and a loss of teeth.

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