Peninsula Dental

How do I know if I have bad gums?

Gingivitis is the earliest stage of gum disease, an infection of the tissues around your teeth caused by plaque.

If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. You may also experience bad breath.

Because gum disease is usually painless, you may not know you have it.

We are back to alert LEVEL 1. We are open for routine dentistry and dental hygiene. Urgent and emergency appointments are still available and new patients are welcome. We are here to help, so if you are unsure, have any questions or need any advice on making an appointment, please contact our practice by phone on 04 388 8038 or email us on pdental@xtra.co.nz. We will continue to apply strict safety measures in order to keep our patients, staff & the community safe.