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Fairfield Central Shopping Centre, T29, 2-30 Lakeside Drive, Idalia, 4811.
Shop-3, 15-23 Kokoda Street, Idalia, 4811.
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Dental plaque is the sticky, colorless film of bacteria that forms on the surface of your teeth and gums. When you neglect the importance of proper oral hygiene, plaque builds up. As a consequence, the general wellness of your teeth and gums is put at great risk. Plaque can harden into tartar or calculus and become more difficult to remove. Furthermore, plaque is the most common cause of gum disease.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease can be seen as the swelling, soreness, or infection that prevails on the surface and supporting tissues of the tooth. Gingivitis and periodontitis are the primary varieties of gum disease.

What is gingivitis?

Inflammation of the gums is known as Gingivitis. This happens when the gums and soft tissues around the teeth turn red and get swollen. Many times, swollen gums start bleeding when they are brushed.

What is periodontitis?

Long-standing of gingivitis can turn into a more severe gum or periodontal disease. There are numerous types of periodontal diseases and they all adversely affect the tissues all around and supporting the teeth. As the gum disease gets worse, the bone anchoring the teeth weakens. Ultimately, this leads to loosening of teeth. If this is not treated as soon as possible, then the teeth may eventually get knocked out.

What is the cause of gum disease?

The major cause of gum disease is plaque. Then again, there are other factors that make you more prone to developing gingivitis or eventually, periodontitis. These are:

  • Genetic susceptibility
  • Hormonal changes
  • Smoking
  • Diet
  • Diabetes and other medical conditions
  • Medications
  • Improper oral hygiene


How would you know if you have gum disease?

Here are some signs for you to check whether you have some form of gum disease.

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender gums that bleed easily
  • Bad breath
  • Pain when chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Receding gums
  • Overly sensitive teeth

If you are experiencing these symptoms, you don’t have to worry. Your trusted dentist in Townsville can deal with gum disease effectively through Periodontics .

Gum disease can be treated and prevented.

How is gum disease treated?

The main goal of periodontic treatment is to control the infection. The treatment plan may vary, depending on the severity of the gum disease. In any case, effective treatment of gum disease would require you to maintain good daily oral care at home. Also, it is suggested that you will have to change certain behaviors, such as quitting smoking, as a way to improve the outcome.

Having healthy gums is the foundation of stronger teeth and a more pleasant smile. Visit us at The Townsville Dental Centre for expert Periodontics and other dental or oral health services for the whole family. Set an appointment with us today and take the first step towards a lifetime of optimal dental and oral health. Here we provide the finest dentistry that will truly make you smile.


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Fairfield Central Shopping Centre, T29, 2-30 Lakeside Drive, Idalia, 4811

Shop-3, 15-23 Kokoda Street, Idalia, 4811.

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