What is Gum Disease?


Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in adults. An estimated 40% of Australians are affected and one in 10 sufferers lose teeth. read more...

Causes of gum disease


Men are most as risk from the major cause of periodontal disease, bacterial plaque. Other factors that contribute include genetics, crooked teeth and lack of oral care, smoking, diabetes, some medications, stress, hormonal changes in women and illness. read more...

Diagnosis


Gum disease can be diagnosed through a dental examination and oral x-rays. read more...

Prevention


A combination of home care and professional care by your dentist will assist in the prevention of periodontal disease. read more...

Treatment


Treatment depends on the severity of the disease once diagnosed and includes non-surgical methods of cleaning and medication. Surgical treatment methods include gum surgery, grafts and implants. Around 90% of treatment measures undertaken are non-surgical. read more...

Healthy Gums
Health Gums
Early Stage
Early Stage
Advanced Gum Disease
Advanced Gum Disease