Gum Disease

Gum disease occurs when bacteria accumulates around the teeth and along the gum line causing bleeding, redness, acute infection and inflammation.

If left untreated, Gum Disease can affect the supporting structures around the teeth and can result in bone and tooth loss. As this can sometimes be painless, it can often go unnoticed until assessed.

There are two stages of Gum Disease, Gingivitis and Periodontitis.

Gingivitis affects the surface of the gums, particularly where the gum meets the tooth. Symptoms include puffy red gums, tender to touch and bleeding when brushing.

Periodontitis is a more severe stage of Gum Disease that causes irreversible damage to the jaw bone and other areas that support the teeth, eventually resulting in tooth loss. Symptoms include gum recession, bleeding and swollen gums and mobility of teeth.

With our active maintenance program, Morrin Dental has the necessary resources to extensively treat gum disease.

Our professional clinical staff assess whether gum disease exists, actively treat it with careful removal of bacteria, educate in home care to restrict bacteria accumulation and monitor progress by regular active maintenance appointments.

If gum disease has progressed to a stage where specialist help is required, our relationships with periodontists both locally and in Sydney help preserve our patients’ oral health.