There is a famous saying that “a stitch in time saves nine.” And when it comes to gum disease, that statement is more than true. Treating gum disease before it becomes serious can literally save you stitches later.
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is inflammation caused by bacterial growth in the mouth around the tooth and along the gum line. Unfortunately, this preventable disease can cause loss of teeth if not treated.
Worse, at least 20% of Australians have at least moderate gum disease, according to the Australian Department of Health in a 2012 study.
The good news? If identified and treated early, gum disease is reversible, and even in advanced cases your Kallangur dentist can help!