At TLC Dental Centre we are always worried about gum infection as it is usually a silent chronic disease. Without routine X-rays and a sharp eye, some gum infections are left untreated for years.
Unfortunately by the time the pain appears the problem has already involved the bone supporting the teeth. The tooth itself may be loose and if the situation is severe the tooth will require removal.
Gum infection is mainly caused by bacteria trapped in the crevice between the gum and the tooth, sometimes it can be due to injury or foreign objects.
Gum infection is also a common occurrence at the wisdom teeth area due to the fact that they are always not fully upright.
If you notice any swollen gums, bad breath or receding gums, we can help.