Gum disease is a very common condition and affects most adults in some form throughout life.
In it its earliest form, gum disease can manifest as bleeding gums, which is commonly termed GINGIVITIS.
If it is left untreated it can then affect the supporting structures of the teeth, which is termed PERIODONTITIS.
If this is not treated, then it can lead to progressive bone loss and eventual tooth loss.
Common symptoms include
- Bleeding gums
- Swollen gums
- Bad breath
- Baste taste
- Loose teeth
- Gum abscesses
Advanced gum disease can lead to systemic symptoms including fever.
Here at Harrogate dental and implant clinic we take gum disease very seriously. We have a highly skilled team of dentists and hygienists that can treat your gum disease. Please do not ignore gum disease because in its early stages it can be treated quickly and simply.
Remember gum disease may not be painful so please see our expert team regularly to check both your teeth and gums