If your gums bleed when you brush your teeth, don’t ignore this sign. Gum disease is the fifth most prevalent health concern among Australians (AHMAC 2001). It is caused by a bacterial infection that, if left untreated, can lead to irreversible tooth damage.
Without proper treatment, gum disease can develop into a more severe form called periodontitis. The objectives of the treatments are to stop the infection, prevent tooth loss and keep the condition from damaging gum tissues.