Periodontal disease, also known as gum disease, is a common dental problem that affects our oral cavity. It affects not just the gums but also the tissue and bones supporting the teeth. It is most often caused by the build-up of plaque and tartar when teeth are not routinely brushed and flossed.
The disease does not produce obvious signs and symptoms until it has progressed to an advanced stage. The various stages of gum infection are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis. In all stages of gum disease, patients usually suffer from bleeding gums due to bacteria causing damage to the gums. Other telltale signs include receding gums; pus coming out from the gums; chronic bad breath; loss of teeth; or a noticeable change in the way the teeth ﬁt together when biting.
An intervention by a dentist is a must to resolve the condition, followed by good oral hygiene. We offer best-in-class treatment options for patients suffering from periodontal disease.