Gum Disease

Advanced gum disease has been linked to other serious health concerns such as heart attacks¹, strokes¹, diabetes², respiratory disorders³ and Alzheimer’s Disease¹².

Gum disease is usually slow acting and painless. In fact, many patients may not realise they have gum disease until the gum disease is in the advanced stages.

Some common signs of gum disease include bleeding gums; red, swollen gums; bad breath; sore gums; loose teeth; and yellow, brown or black deposits around the gum line.

Our registered Specialist Periodontist, Dr Tina Choo BDSc(WA) DClinDent(Perio) FRACDS(Perio), is available at Perth Central Dental Centre to help diagnose and promptly treat advanced gum disease. Dr Choo is also available to help patients with any ongoing gum concerns.

Should you have a concern with gum disease, or have been treated in the past for advanced gum disease, our Specialist Periodontist can assess your individual case and provide treatment for you as needed.

¹The association between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases: a state-of-the-science review. Beck JD, Offenbacher S. Ann Periodontol. 2001 Dec; 6(1):9-15.

¹Oral health, atherosclerosis, and cardiovascular disease. Meurman JH, Sanz M, Janket SJ. Crit Rev Oral Biol Med. 2004 Nov 1;15(6):403-13. Review.

²Periodontal disease: associations with diabetes, glycemic control and complications. Taylor GW, Borgnakke WS. Oral Dis. 2008 Apr;14(3):191-203. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-0825.2008.01442.x. Review.

³Associations between periodontal disease and risk for nosocomial bacterial pneumonia and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. A systematic review. Scannapieco FA, Bush RB, Paju S. Ann Periodontol. 2003 Dec;8(1):54-69. Review.

¹²Periodontitis and Cognitive Decline in Alzheimer’s Disease. Ide M, Harris M, Stevens A, Sussams R, Hopkins V, Culliford D, Fuller J, Ibbett P, Raybould R, Thomas R, Puenter U, Teeling J, Perry VH, Holmes C.PLoS One. 2016 Mar 10;11(3):e0151081. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0151081. eCollection 2016.

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