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Are Your Gums at Risk?

Have you experienced any of the following
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  • Bleeding gums?
  • Bad breath?
  • Loose teeth?
  • Pus in the gums?
  • Tender, swollen or red gums?
  • A change in your bite?
  • Dentures that suddenly fit differently?

If so, you likely have a form of gum disease. The first stage of this disease is gingivitis. If it is caught before it can advance, you can restore the health of your gums. Once it progresses to full-blown gum disease or periodontitis, there is nothing that can be done other than managing your condition.

Affecting All Ages and Stages of Life

Just like many other health problems, pain is one of the last signs that you have gum disease. That means you shouldn’t wait for discomfort to set in if you suspect you may have a problem. Call our team straightaway!

The last National Survey of Adult Oral Health completed showed that an astounding 53.4% of people over the age of 65 had periodontal disease. Though the figure was much less for those aged 15-24, 2.7% of this group are still affected.

The Frightening Effects of Gum Disease

Gum disease occurs when the tissues around your teeth are infected. If left untreated, you could end up losing all of your teeth. There is a proven link between gum disease and heart disease or an increased risk of a stroke. The good news is that if gum disease is caught early, it’s treatable. At Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre, we provide soft tissue laser treatment for gum disease.

As with any disease, your best bet to avoid gum disease is prevention. If you’re wondering what you can do to manage your oral health better, contact us today to book your first visit!

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