Periodontal (gum) disease can be a very aggressive infection. If left untreated, it can destroy the vital periodontal structures that protect teeth and maintain their attachment to the jaw. This will result in tooth loss effecting both your health and appearance.
There are three stages of gum disease — from least to most severe — are gingivitis, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis.
Gum disease can be painless, so it is important to be aware of any of the following symptoms:
• Swollen, red, tender or bleeding gums
• Receding Gums or move away from the tooth
• Persistent bad breath or bad taste in mouth
• Loose teeth
• Visible pus surrounding the teeth and/or gums
The procedure aims to treat the gum disease and any damage it may have caused by:
• Re-growing damaged bones and tissues
• Preventing tooth loss
• Reducing gum gaps between teeth, known as black triangles
• Reshaping the jaw hone to lower the risk for bacterial growth in bone crevices
• Eliminating bacteria and infection