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Periodontal Disease Treatment

We can offer the best course of periodontal disease treatment if you are suffering from gum disease.

You may be suffering from gum disease if your gums are red and swollen. Symptoms of gum disease include bleeding gums, swollen gums and bad breath.

Most people suffer from some form of gum disease, and it is the main cause of tooth loss in adults. However, the disease grows gradually in most people, and it can be reduced to a rate that should allow you to keep most of your teeth for life.

Gum disease is triggered by plaque. Plaque is a layer of bacteria, which forms on the surface of the teeth and gums. Many of the bacteria in plaque are harmless, but there are some that are known to be the main cause of gum disease.

To avoid and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing and flossing thoroughly. To learn more about the ways to brush, see the videos below.

For more information regarding gum disease treatment give us a call, 020 4541 1150 and we will be more than happy to assist you in any way.

What are the tell-tale signs I should look out for?

Visit your dentist if you have any of the below symptoms:
• Inflammation of the gums, causing them to be red, swollen and to bleed easily, especially when brushing
• An unpleasant taste in your mouth
• Bad breath
• Loose teeth
• Regular mouth infections

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What is periodontitis?

Periodontitis, also called gum disease, is a serious infection in your soft tissues that slowly damages the bones of teeth. Without gum recession treatment it can lead to tooth loss.

It’s usually prevented with good oral hygiene, such as brushing at least twice daily and flossing regularly with dental visits every six months for checkups. These measures will improve chances of successful treatment should you develop periodontitis or lessen your chances of developing it.

Advanced gum disease cannot be reversed but that doesn’t mean it has to negatively impact you or progress any further. With regular cleanings from us here at Complete Smiles, we are able to monitor how much damage there’s been done so far through scaling and root planing procedures which may prevent more serious effects such as tooth loss.

Preventative care to protect your teeth from gum disease

There are several measures you can take to help protect your teeth from gum disease:
• Brushing at least twice a day to remove plaque and food debris from the teeth.
• Flossing regularly to remove plaque build up between your teeth.
• Using a mouthwash daily.
• Asking your dentist or hygienist to do a scale and polish treatment.
• Airflow polish treatment is an efficient way to remove plaque.
• Regular dental check-ups to help check the health of your gums.

Before After

By looking after your teeth and gums you can prevent gum disease. The results of good oral hygiene are healthy teeth and gums that look and feel great!

Gum Treatments

Early gum disease, also called gingivitis, can be reversed by adopting good oral hygiene habits and seeing one of our dentists for a professional teeth cleaning twice a year.

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How Much is Gum Infection Treatment?

Your dentist will be able to establish if you need specialist treatment for gum disease. In most cases preventative care is the best way to avoid gum disease and stop it causing you more serious problems such as gums receding and tooth loss.

£75

Periodontal (Gum Disease) Consultation with Specialist including Radiographs

If you are showing signs of gum disease you will be recommended to see our specialist to offer the best treatment to prevent the symptoms getting worse.

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From £50

Routine Adult Hygiene Session

Prevention is better than cure, a hygiene clean can prevent and manage symptoms of gum disease.

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From £40

Routine Child Hygiene Session (under 18) Includes Scale and Polish/ Periodontal Cleaning Treatment

Prevention is better than cure, a hygiene clean can prevent and manage symptoms of gum disease.

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Gum Disease Treatment FAQs

Some symptoms that describe gum disease include swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. This is when the gums around the teeth become very red and swollen. Typically, the swollen gums bleed when they are brushed during cleaning.

Gingivitis can turn into periodontal disease if left untreated. Periodontal disease has many different variations that all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease becomes more prominent the bone attaching the teeth in the jaw is lost, making the teeth loose. If left untreated, the teeth may eventually fall out.

Blood on the toothbrush or in the rinsing water when you clean your teeth is the first sign of gum disease. Your gums may also bleed when you are eating, leaving a bad taste in your mouth. Your breath may also become unpleasant.

The first thing to do is visit your dentist for a general check-up of your teeth and gums. A dentist can gauge the ‘cuff’ of gum around each tooth to see if there is any sign of periodontal disease. X-rays are also required to see the amount of bone that has been lost. This assessment is very important, so the correct treatment plan can be created. At Complete Smiles, we offer a General check-up, 2 X-Rays and a full Scale and Polish. Book an appointment today!

Periodontal disease cannot be cured. However, if you keep up the home care routines shown by your dentist, any further loss of bone will be very slow, and it may stop altogether. You must make sure you remove plaque every day and go for regular check-ups by the dentist and hygienist.

There are findings which support the theory that infections in the mouth can cause problems elsewhere in the body.

In people who have gum disease, bacteria from the mouth can get into the blood stream. This can cause fatty deposits to stick to the blood vessels of the heart, which in turn can cause blot clots. Blood clots can reduce normal blood flow and reduce the amount of oxygen being given to the heart. When bloody flow is significantly reduced, a heart attack may occur. People with gum disease are almost twice as likely to have coronary artery disease than those without gum disease.

Several studies have looked at the connection between mouth infection and strokes. Conclusions from which have shown that people who have gum disease are more likely to have a stroke than those who do not.

People with diabetes is more likely to have gum disease. People who have diabetics are more prone to other infections in general and as such People who do not know they have diabetes, or whose diabetes is not under control, are especially at risk. If you do have diabetes, it is important that any gum disease is diagnosed immediately because it can increase your blood sugar levels, putting you at risk of further diabetic complications. Also, if you are diabetic, you may find that you heal more slowly. If you have a problem with your gums, or have problems after visits to your dentist, discuss this with your dentist before dental treatment.

Pregnant woman who have gum disease may be seven times more likely to have a baby that is premature and with a low birth weight. Gum Disease raises the levels of the biological fluids that bring about labour. Research also suggests that women whose gum disease gets worse during pregnancy have an even higher risk of having a premature baby.

Bacterial chest infections are thought to be caused by breathing in fine droplets from the throat and mouth into the lungs. This can cause infections such as pneumonia or could worsen an existing condition. People with gum disease have higher levels of bacteria in their mouths and may therefore be more likely to get chest infections.

A It is paramount that you tell your dentist about any changes to your general health. It is especially important to tell them if you are pregnant, have heart disease, diabetes, respiratory disease or have ever had a stroke. These are usually identified during your pre check screening forms.

Although there is some evidence that gum disease runs in families, the main cause is the plaque which forms on the surface of your teeth. To prevent gum disease you need to ensure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day.

If you have gum disease, your dentist or hygienist will usually give your teeth a thorough clean to remove any scale or tartar. This may take a number of sessions with the dentist or hygienist. They will also show you how to effectively remove the soft plaque yourself, by cleaning all the surfaces of your teeth thoroughly at home. Plaque is a sticky film of bacteria which forms on the teeth and gums every day. Gum disease is never cured. But as long as you keep up the home care you have been taught you can slow down its progress and even stop it all together. You must make sure you remove plaque every day, and go for regular check-ups with the dentist or hygienist, as often as they recommend.

Smoking can make gum disease worse. People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque that leads to gum disease. The gums are affected because smoking reduces the oxygen in your blood stream, so the infected gums do not heal. Smoking can also lead to tooth staining, more teeth lost because of gum disease, bad breath, and in more severe cases mouth cancer.

Why Choose Us for Gum Treatments

  • We're open 7 days a week with flexible opening hours
  • Highly qualified & patient-focused team with experienced dentist.
  • FREE internet access
  • Modern facilities with bespoke interior design
  • Spacious sitting area will put you at ease and is a great place to relax both before and after your dental treatment.
  • Over 940 Parking spaces at St Ann´s Car Park (£2.00 for 2 hours)
  • Our fully computerised record keeping & administration ensures maximum efficiency with online booking, emailing and text messaging.
  • Non-judgemental diagnosis. We're not here to judge; all we want is to improve your oral health.

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