Inflamed gums are an early sign of periodontal disease
In Australia, around 20% of adults have gum disease. Did you know that gum disease is one of the leading causes of tooth loss?
You are probably familiar with two names for gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease. While similar, it’s important to understand that these are not the same; instead, gingivitis often leads to periodontal disease.
One of the earliest signs of gingivitis is inflamed gums, which is caused by plaque build-up, leading to irritation and inflammation.
Gingivitis does not always lead to periodontal disease, however it is likely if left untreated.
Periodontal disease (or gum disease) is more a a more serious and advanced condition, where the gum tissue is more susceptible to bacterial infection.
Emergency dentist for inflamed or bleeding gums
At Dental Care Group, we can’t emphasise enough the importance of good oral hygiene.
Apart from the proper teeth brushing techniques, a regular dental check-up can help prevent tooth and gum infections, too.
When you notice the earliest signs of inflamed or infected gums, contact Dental Care Group immediately! Our emergency dentist is here to help.