What happens if gum disease is not treated?
Gum disease progresses painlessly on the whole and most patients do not notice the damage it is doing. Over a number of years, the bone supporting the teeth can be lost leading to mobility or drifting of the teeth, as well as, gaps appearing between the teeth. If the disease is left untreated for a long time, treatment can become more difficult. Moreover, this disease can affect implants and lead to failure of implant treatment if it is not managed, monitored and maintained.