A healthy mouth is vital to building and maintaining your general health, not to mention your self-confidence. When disease causes the mouth to become unhealthy, for whatever reason, it can be a distressing experience. As well as helping to solve problems associated with sore gums and loose teeth, periodontal treatment can restore your whole mouth to full health.
Gum disease (gingivitis) is caused by bacteria in the mouth that stick to the surface of the teeth and form plaque. The plaque releases substances that can cause inflammation of the gums, resulting in a change of colour and texture. One symptom of gingivitis is gums that bleed when brushing.
If left untreated, the gums and bone that anchor the teeth may start to erode, which is known as periodontitis or periodontal disease. In more severe cases, periodontitis can result in severe gum pockets and bone recession, causing teeth to become loose and even fall out.
At this stage, treatment will likely be necessary and is available from Dr Phil Forman, Periodontist at our Parkdale practice. This specialist treatment may be required to address any acute issues arising due to gingivitis or periodontitis. Below you'll find more information on Total Implant Solutions, where to find the practice and the team. To find out more please click here.
Although there is no real cure for periodontal disease, it can be controlled as long as you maintain a thorough and regular oral care routine that removes plaque every day. This should be supplemented by regular visits to the hygienist and dentist.
Whatever your dental needs - we are here to help. For further information about the treatments we offer, or to book a consultation or routine appointment, call us today on 01902 421291. Alternatively, you are very welcome to call into our practice in person any time during our opening hours.