Periodontics & gum disease
The leading cause of adult tooth loss, periodontitis is the result of toxins which are created by dental plaque - the sticky film of bacteria that forms on the surface of your teeth. Visible signs include:
- Bleeding, red and swollen gums
- Persistent bad breath
- Receding gums
- Teeth sensitivity
- Painful chewing
- Loose teeth
Periodontal diseases will always start with the mildest form of gum disease – known as gingivitis – which is a gum inflammation, but if left untreated may develop into more serious damage to the soft tissue and bone that support the teeth. Some studies even suggest a link between gum disease and more serious conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes and pregnancy complications.
Brushing properly at least twice a day, flossing daily and using an antiseptic mouthwash are all preventative measures you can – and should take – to ward off gum disease, as are regular dental check-ups. Our specially trained and professional dentists use special instruments to clean teeth below the gum line to stop any plaque growing – as well as showing you how to brush properly - whilst our dentists will carry out a thorough dental examination to check the health of your gums.
Regular follow-up appointments are vital to ensure that any potential gum disease is kept under control.
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