Gum disease is a condition that affects many adults. It occurs due to a build-up of plaque and calculus on the teeth. In people with gum disease, the body reacts to this build up in a negative way which may damage the gums and underlying bone.

Gum disease can present itself in a variety of ways, the most common symptom is bleeding gums. However, it can also cause wobbly teeth, teeth movement, pain and loss of teeth. Unfortunately, when gum disease causes bone loss the damage it has caused is irreversible. At Torquay Dental we strive to prevent gum disease through screening and thorough and regular cleans.