Gum Disease


 

Gum disease describes swelling, soreness or infection of the tissues supporting the teeth. There are two main forms of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontal disease.

Most people suffer from some form of gum disease. It is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. However, it develops slowly in most cases and with proper treatment, the rate of the disease can be slowed down to such an extent that you should be able to keep most of your teeth for life.

A visit to us will allow us to assess whether you have gum disease which needs treatment.

If treatment is required, this includes cleaning your teeth thoroughly to remove the scale and instructions on how to clean your teeth thoroughly and effectively. This may take several sessions.

Once your teeth are clean, it may be necessary to further clean the roots of the teeth to make sure that any remaining pockets of bacteria are removed.

For more information on gum disease, visit www.dentalhealth.org

 

Gum Disease