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Hygiene - Periodontologist
Periodontal disease (i.e. gum disease) is when the gums become inflamed leading to gradual destruction of the bone and ligament that anchors the tooth to the jaw. Periodontal disease is mainly caused by bacterial plaque (sticky film around the teeth). Periodontal disease includes gingivitis and Periodontitis and can lead to tooth mobility and tooth loss.


Diseased gums


Healthy gums
Periodontal disease can be painless. Some of the warning signs are:

-Red and swollen gums
-Receeding gums
-Bleeding gums especially when brushing and eating
-Gum abscesses/pus between the gums and teeth
-Loose teeth
-Spaces appearing between teeth
-Halitosis
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