Gingivitis Prevention & Periodontitis Maintenance by Oral Health Therapist
Gum disease affects most people at some stage during their life. It is an inflamatory response of the gum tissues, most commonly to bacterial plaque build-up. There are two main stages of gum disease: Gingivitis and Periodontitis.
Like many conditions, early intervention to treat gum disease can ensure the longevity of your teeth. If you have swollen, or bleeding gums, or your teeth feel loose, see your dental hygienist.
Dental hygienists are licensed dental professionals who have specialised education and training in preventing and treating oral diseases. Many dentists delegate this duty to a dental hygienist because of their expertise in this area.