Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is an extremely common problem, with most people around the world suffering from the condition at some point in their lives. It is characterised initially by red, bleeding, or inflamed gums caused by plaque build-up. When not addressed, this condition can progress into periodontitis, which can attack the jawbone, cause gum recession, and even result in tooth loss. Untreated gum disease has also been linked to heart disease and stroke, which is why it is important to manage the condition to protect your oral and overall health.
Since the signs of gum disease are often very subtle at first, many people may not even realise they have it. Fortunately, several treatment options exist for reversing or managing gum disease, including laser therapy, which we are proud to offer at Kalamunda Dental Care to help you improve your oral health.
Symptoms of gum disease at varying levels include: