General Dentistry

Antibiotics Help in the Treatment of Gum Disease

Periodontal or gum disease is characterised by inflammation of the gums and progressive bone loss around the teeth. Symptoms include red, swollen and bleeding gums, receding gums, bad breath, loosening teeth and subsequent loss of teeth. Some risk factors for periodontal disease include smoking, poor oral hygiene, genetic predisposition and diabetes. The successful treatment of periodontal disease is important not only for the health of your teeth and gums…