Many people suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives. While it is preventable it can, if left untreated, lead to bleeding gums, a receding gum line, bad breath and tooth loss.
Gum disease starts with a build up of excessive bacteria known as plaque, which hardens to form tartar. There are two main types of gum disease, which are gingivitis and periodontal disease. Gingivitis starts with the inflammation of gums where they turn red and swollen and often bleed when they are brushed or during eating which is the most noticeable symptom.
Periodontal disease is more severe and heightens the problems caused by gingivitis. There are many types of periodontal disease but they all relate to the effectiveness of the gum tissue in supporting your teeth. As the condition worsens, the bone anchoring the tooth is lost, which loosens the tooth before it eventually falls out.
If you have any symptoms that makes you feel your gums need more attention, please book an appointment online so that we can assess the condition of your teeth. You can use our quick and easy enquiry form or call 020 7247 5378 to speak to a friendly member of the Aldgate House Dental team.
We undertake thorough deep cleaning utilizing equipment such as the Air-flow and air-polishing which gently and effectively removes stains and improve gum health. For more advanced gum conditions we recommend full mouth and localized gum treatments using topical antibiotics that significantly improve the gingival health.
At Aldgate House Dental care, we pride ourselves on being clear and honest about all of our treatments. We have a friendly and professional team that are happy to answer any questions you may have. Take the first step by booking your consultation online or calling 020 7247 5378 today.