Periodontitis occurs when you suffer from severe gum disease. It begins when bacteria hiding under your gums start eating away at your jaw bone forming pockets which results in inflammation of gums, ligaments, and bone structure.
It is important that periodontitis is treated as soon as possible to prevent any irreversible damage.
Symptoms of Periodontitis?
There are three stages in which Periodontitis develops:
During the early stages of periodontitis you may have symptoms such as:
- Tooth or gum sensitivity
- Mild bleeding from gums when brushing or flossing
If Stage 1 symptoms are ignored your periodontitis may progress resulting in:
- Teeth becoming loose.
- Throbbing or tightness in your gums
- Severe bleeding from gums when brushing
- Bad breath
Stage 3 is recognised as advanced periodontitis. It is important that you receive treatment as soon as possible to prevent loss of teeth.
- Severe pain from teeth and gums
- Teeth that are very loose
- Blood or pus extruding from your gums
While regular and correct brushing and flossing will help prevent periodontitis it is important that you continue to book regular dental check up and hygiene appointments.
Over the last two decades we have grown to include four Dentists, three Oral Health Therapists and six support staff.
Our highly-trained team strive to provide the same patient-focused care that underpinned Dentist of Ivanhoe Central’s high quality and family friendly reputation.
We incorporate modern technologies with current techniques to help you achieve a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. We offer a comprehensive range of services, local referrals to specialists if required and after-hours appointments for your convenience.
Our dentists are all members of the Australian Dental Association and are local to the Ivanhoe area, so it would be no surprise if you have seen us out-and-about in the community.