Gum Disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss. It can cause bad breath and even heart problems.
D’Amaro Dental counts on expert and highly-trained professionals to provide your gums with the care they need, from treating disease to even fitting plastic gums to renew your smile.
Periodontal diseases, including Gingivitis and Periodontics, are serious infections which, if left untreated, can cause tooth loss.
Gingivitis occurs when the bacteria present in plaque (a sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on teeth) starts to inflame the gums.
In the case of Gingivitis, the gums become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, there is little or no real discomfort. Gingivitis is caused by inadequate oral hygiene, and is reversible with professional treatment and good domestic oral hygiene.
There is evidence which suggests that untreated Gingivitis can evolve into Periodontics. The gums separate themselves from the teeth, forming periodontal pockets (gaps between the teeth and the gums) which become infected. As the Periodontics progresses, these pockets become ever deeper, and more gum tissue and bone is destroyed. This destructive process presents mild symptoms. Eventually, the teeth may show mobility, and have to be removed.