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Applecross Dentist Post: New dental technology can detect levels of bacteria in the mouth

Dentists have been installing gold fillings and dental crowns for over a century, and now they can utilise gold sensors to help detect periodontal disease!

The ultra-thin device has been crafted to specifically adhere to a tooth and measure the levels of certain bacterium in the mouth. Created to help dental professionals diagnose periodontal disease and fine-tune dental treatments, this revolutionary device emits a signal to the dentist with the bacteria level readings!

Poor dental health has been linked to other issues in the body

At Image Dental in Applecross we know that poor oral health has been scientifically proven to contribute to illnesses in the body such as stroke, diabetes, heart disease, respiratory issues and even cancer! That is why we are so committed to the health of our patients and only provide the highest quality treatments and operate under the highest standards of care.

What is periodontal disease?

Periodontal (gum) disease starts with a bacterial infection in the gums which can create symptoms such as:

  • Bad breath that won?t go away
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Tender or bleeding gums
  • Painful chewing
  • Loose teeth
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Receding gums or longer appearing teeth

If left untreated periodontal disease can become severe periodontitis, and result in bone and tooth loss!

At Image Dental we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best in treatments and service, and endeavour to help you maintain your oral health for life!

For more information on periodontal disease or to book an appointment at our Applecross dental clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us.