Do you suffer from:
- Red and swollen gums
- Bleeding when brushing or flossing
- Bad breath
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
Gum (Periodontal) disease is a chronic inflammation of the gum tissues which results in the loss of the underlying bone that holds the teeth together. It can cause bleeding gums, chronic bad breath, pain, and tooth loss if it is not treated as soon as possible.
Regular hygiene sessions will not only help you maintain healthy teeth and gums but also protect your overall well-being because poor gum health has been linked to more serious conditions such as heart disease, respiratory infections, diabetes, and dementia.
Appointments can now be directly booked for Dental Hygiene sessions without first having to book a Dental Examination.
Gum disease causes inflammation of the tissue that surrounds teeth and, if not treated, it can lead to recession of the gums. This can cause pockets to develop as the gum moves away from the tooth and can eventually lead to tooth loss.
The cleaner your teeth, the less likely you are to develop gum disease. Your Dentist or Hygienist will not only thoroughly clean your teeth but will also show you how to keep up the good work at home.
During an appointment, your dentist will assess the health of your gums and teeth and look for any signs of swelling, inflammation or bleeding. They may also take measurements where the gum attaches to the tooth and check for signs of oral cancer.
PerioChips® is a second line of treatment in care for periodontal disease and reduces risk of the disease. It is a unique biodegradable chip which is proved to be an effective and safe adjunctive treatment for the reducing of pocket depth in patients.