Healthy gums are absolutely essential to ensure a healthier and happier wellbeing.
Currently being the common leading cause of tooth loss in adults it is crucial to be aware of the condition and the causes which can easily be prevented. Gum disease may develop due to continuous plaque and tartar build up around your teeth. Without it being removed, it can lead to serious consequences to your gums. It can cause your gums to become inflamed and you may experience some bleeding when brushing. If this is not addressed, the bone supporting the roots of your teeth will start to become extremely irritated. As this bone becomes irritated, it starts to recede away, and in severe cases, causes the teeth to become loose.
The treatment we provide for gum disease is an intensely deep cleansing of your teeth to help stabilize your gums. This may involve scale and polish, root planning and in severe cases, periodontal surgery which may involve removal of teeth, this can be further discussed with your dentist.
How can I prevent gum disease?
The best way is to maintain excellent oral hygiene at home. Brushing twice a day, using anti-bacterial mouthwash and flossing. You have to try to keep your teeth in a healthy condition and if you do have concerns, enquire your dentist immediately.
Will the procedure be painful?
Due to this being a deep cleanse, anaesthetics are provided to patients during the procedure along with anti-bacterial medication after the procedure as you may experience discomfort, soreness or sensitivity in your gums and teeth.
What are the main factors associated with gum disease?
Along oral hygiene issues, other factors are also having a large effect on your risk to gum disease. This includes smoking. Smoking is a serious factor related to gum disease and other health problems due to the toxins that are present in tobacco. Therefore trying to lower your intake or quit smoking can be extremely effective for the condition of your gums.