Healthy gums help protect your teeth and digestive system

PK Dental has its own specialist Periodontist specifically trained in the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal diseases, commonly referred to as gum disease.

The condition of the mouth often reflects the condition of the body as a whole, with more than 90% of systemic diseases having oral manifestations.

You may recognise the term gingivitis, which is inflammation of the gum tissue and can also show as yellow plaque build-up at the gum line. As it is painless it is often ignored until serious damage has been caused. Gingivitis always precedes periodontitis, (the advanced stage of gingivitis), which is the major cause of adult tooth loss.

Symptoms for gum disease can include:

  • Bleeding from the gums when brushing or flossing
  • Hot and cold sensitivity
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Metallic taste
  • Yellow plaque build-up on the gum line
  • Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Swollen, purple and/or painful gums
  • Loose adult teeth

High risk groups:

  • Diabetics
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferers
  • Cardiovascular disease patients
  • Smokers
  • Those who are 65+ years

If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed or fall into any of the high risk groups please click here to make an appointment with our Periodontist wh can provide the most up-to-date techniques for the treatment and prevention of these conditions.