Unlike other dental issues such as toothache or mouth ulcers, gum disease often starts off pain free and doesn’t show any immediate symptoms. Unfortunately, it is due to this that many people don’t identify that they have gum disease until late into the progression of the infection, meaning lasting damage has already been done to their gums.
Gum disease is actually very common amongst adults in the UK but is usually a very minor case that can be treated with antibiotics and better oral health, however, if left to get worse it can be extremely damaging to your health.
Gum disease is caused by poor oral hygiene that leads to a build-up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque contains a lot of bacteria, good and bad, which if left can build up and irritate your gums or at its worse cause tooth and bone loss.