Gum Health

Gum disease is an umbrella term used to describe any form of infection on the supporting structures that hold a tooth in its place in the jaw. It usually involves infection of the gums and bone.

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How To Keep Your Gums And Teeth Healthy

There is a wide spectrum of conditions that are labelled Gum Disease. They can range from simple inflammation of the gums to widespread infection that leaves the teeth loose, as in Advanced Chronic Periodontitis.


Gingivitis is when there is any level of inflammation of the gums. The gums are reacting to foreign toxins produced by the bacteria. This can range from mild-moderate to advanced. Once the tooth has reached the advanced stage of the infection, it begins to affect the jaw bone surrounding the tooth. Gingivitis can be “Acute”, where it is very painful, or “Chronic”, where there is no pain but other symptoms of deterioration.


Peri-Implantitis is when the gum disease has spread not around natural teeth but around implants.

When the bone becomes infected and the gums, the condition is called Periodontitis. This can also range from mild to moderate to advanced. Mild Periodontitis is when the bone is just starting to become affected and is being “eaten” away by the bacteria. Once the infection moves on to the advanced stages, the teeth become very loose, unstable and painful. Again, Periodontitis can be “Acute”, where there is pain and inflammation or “Chronic”, where the deterioration is silent and unnoticed without a professional examination.

Symptoms Of Gum Disease Include:

It is known that approximately 80% of the population has some level of gum disease. For this reason, at Perfect Smile Studios, we take this condition very seriously.

As gum disease progresses, your gums may pull away from your teeth to form pockets or gaps between your teeth and gums. We call these gaps Periodontal Pockets.

As periodontal pockets can be very difficult to clean out properly, they tend to fill up with more plaque and tartar and become infected. Know about periodontic specialists.

If allowed to progress, this infection spreads further, causing your teeth to become loose.

Therefore, professionally removing bacteria, plaque and tartar by the hygienist & cosmetic dentist is essential to maintain healthy gums. Excellent home care is also vital.

  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Discoloured gums
  • Gum swelling or receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding gums
  • Bad breath and abscess
  • Painful teeth or unstable teeth

Your teeth themselves can also become infected as well as the surrounding supporting structures.

It is important to note that Gum Disease is also known as the silent disease since you may have no symptoms in many cases until the situation advances and deteriorates the supporting structures of the teeth.

Gum Disease is caused by a build-up of the bacteria which live in the plaque and tartar on your teeth. The harmful chemicals the bacteria produce irritate your gums, causing them to bleed.

If you don’t remove plaque daily, you may find that your gums become swollen and red and bleed easily when you brush your teeth.

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We can then go on to book you in for a comprehensive assessment and evaluation with one of our dentists, who will look at your teeth, gums, soft tissues and bite. They will then formulate a customised Treatment Plan specifically for your situation and requirements.

We can also book you in for a consultation with our Hygiene Therapist.

We can assist you with potential options available to you at this stage. Depending on your requirements we can customise and tailor-make individual treatment plans to suit your needs and budgets.

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Gum Health
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Gum disease is an umbrella term used to describe any form of infection on the supporting structures that hold a tooth in its place in the jaw. It usually involves infection of the gums and bone.

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