At The Good Dentist we believe that prevention is better than cure. We feel that gum disease can be easily avoided, and it is our job to help educate you to avoid this problem.
Gum disease is caused by bacteria that form a biofilm commonly called plaque around the teeth when they are not cleaned properly. The bacteria cause bleeding, infection and inflammation. A bad taste may develop along with bad breath (or halitosis). Gum disease or gingivitis can eventually lead to loose teeth and in some cases abscesses.
If gum disease is detected, we work with you to manage and treat the disease to prevent it advancing to periodontitis. We use diagnositic tools to analyse the health of your gums at each check-up.