Thorne Dental | Periodontic (Gum Health)

Periodontic (Gum Health)


The gums and its supporting tissues are the foundations of everything we do in the mouth. Good oral health starts with healthy foundations and this ensures the long term success of any restoratives we perform. Our dentists can show you the correct brushing and flossing technique to prevent gum disease.

Gum disease is one of the major reasons for tooth loss and it has been researched that periodontal disease can be linked to systemic diseases such as cardiovascular disease. Regular visits to the dentist for cleaning around the gum line will reduce any bacterial infections. With good brushing techniques and regular home care, the risk of gum disease will be reduced.

Periodontal diseases can be caused by:

  • Bacterial infection
  • Bacteria forms a ‘film’ around the gum and if not removed it will lead to inflammation of the gums. This is more commonly known as Gingivitis which is reversible with proper care
  • Periodontist is can develop from Gingivitis if left unchecked. Periodontist is results in permanent damage to the ligaments and bone support of the teeth

Make an appointment with one of our dentists to show you the correct brushing and flossing technique to prevent gum disease.


Due to the insidious nature of the disease, pain is rarely experienced in the early stages of the disease. Therefore it is important to look out for the early warning signs.

They include:

  • Red or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
  • Sensitive teeth or gums
  • Receding gums