Here in the UK, approximately 45% of adults suffer from gum disease. It is caused by a bacterial infection and is one of the most common oral health problems to affect the population, second only to tooth decay. When a tooth bed is infected with bacteria, it becomes inflamed and can degenerate very quickly. If it gets exceptionally bad, teeth can become loose and fall out. Fortunately, gum disease can be avoided, but it relies on you keeping up a regular oral hygiene routine, which includes looking after your gums.
Gum disease doesn't necessary lead to tooth loss and at Queensway Dental we certainly endeavour to do everything we can to avoid that outcome. That is why we have a periodontal team who focus on the early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.