Periodontitis is a common infection that damages and shrinks the soft tissue and bone that supports the teeth. With less support, the teeth can become wobbly leading to tooth loss.
It is caused by plaque and bacteria build up that is left untreated for extensive periods and this build-up of plaque is generally due to poor oral hygiene. Genetic and environmental factors can also contribute to gum disease.
At Kangaroo Point Dental, we want to help avoid this problem through educating our patients what the best methods of treatment and prevention are.