Periodontal disease effects teeth, gum and the bone that surrounds the teeth. Most people who have periodontal disease are rarely aware of it. Its very often not painful, especially in the early stages.
The main cause is accumulation of plaque. Plaque is the sticky food and bacteria that forms constantly on your teeth.
Bleeding is a sign of infection – HEALTHY TEETH DON’T BLEED.
When you go to see the hygienist, she will scale your teeth to:-
* Remove source of infection * Remove plaque * Remove tartar
* Remove bacterial toxins from root surfaces
You will also be given advice about how to keep your mouth healthy.