Gum (Periodontal) Disease

Are your gums slipping away from your teeth?

Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease) is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. Damaging gums and preventing them from protecting teeth, Periodontal Disease results in extensive damage within the mouth.

Optimal Dental in Melbourne has recognised the need for increased Periodontal Disease treatment and is dedicated to helping patients resolve and cope with this condition.

Many adults experience some form of Periodontal Disease. However, most sufferers do not even know they have it, mainly because it is virtually painless. Periodontal Disease is an inflammatory disease which attacks the gums, bones and other supporting structures of the teeth. Caused by plaque (a colourless bacteria which forms on teeth), Periodontal Disease may cause:

  • Bleeding to the gums whilst brushing or flossing
  • Painful, sore, red swollen gums
  • Build up of calculus (tartar)
  • Bad breath or bad taste within the mouth
  • Teeth sensitivity or changes in bite
  • Loss of teeth
  • Loss of bone around the teeth

Within Optimal Dental in Melbourne's CBD we place strong emphasis on the prevention and diagnosis of Periodontal Disease. Dr Roman Lohyn cares for your teeth and gums and is able to diagnose Periodontal Disease during an oral examination. Our team of professional dental hygienists manage the program and can offer you expert care on a regular basis to maintain the health of your gums and to avoid any loss of teeth or bone support.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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