Periodontics is the study of the gums and bone that support the tooth structure.
Good periodontal health is the key to a healthy mouth, as it is the system that works to keep teeth in place and maximise their lifespan. If you neglect your gums, gum disease can result. It is caused by plaque building up on and between teeth, irritating the gums and making them swollen.
What happens if gum disease is left untreated?
If this is not treated, it may lead to destruction of the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw. As the disease gets worse the teeth can become loose, and eventually fall out. Gum disease often progresses painlessly, so you do not notice the damage it is doing. Your gums may bleed when you are brushing or eating, and your breath may also become unpleasant.
Periodontal treatment manages conditions of gingivitis, periodontitis, gummy smiles, black triangles, receding gums and poor aesthetics that result from periodontal disease. Periodontal treatment may involve surgery.
Our experts will discuss the best procedure for your particular condition.