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periodontal disease

Periodontal disease is more commonly known as gum disease and along with tooth decay is the most prevalent human disease and one of the most under treated. Many people have some form of periodontal disease. The disease is usually painless at first but if undetected and untreated, the bone that supports the teeth in the jaw bone is gradually destroyed. This can cause the teeth to become loose or painful. Gum disease can cause bad breath and change the appearance of your smile.

Recent research has found a relationship between periodontal infection and more serious health problems such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and respiratory related diseases. Therefore, good periodontal health is a key component of a healthy body see www.perio.org for more information.

Periodontists specialise in treating these diseases with the most effective, modern and painless methods that have been scientifically proven.