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Your gum health is just as important as your dental health.

Periodontal treatment aims to stabilise problems with your gums and ensure they remain disease and infection-free in the future.

During a periodontal exam, we’ll perform a detailed examination of your mouth, taking a look at the soft tissues, how your teeth bite together, the condition of your gums and the status of your teeth. This gives us clarity surrounding your oral health and hygiene as a whole and allows us to plan the treatment that will best address your requirements.

It may be that you’re displaying the early stages of gingivitis (early gum disease) and need some regular hygiene cleanings to stabilise it, you may have gum recession as a result of lifestyle habits like brushing your teeth too hard or smoking, or you require more in-depth treatment for advanced gum disease, also called periodontal disease. Whatever your needs, we can adapt and apply our skills and technology to address them.


What is plaque?

Plaque causes gum disease. It’s the layer of bacteria that forms on teeth every time you eat, and it’s particularly prevalent after the consumption of food. The bacteria in plaque produces acids after you eat and drink, and failing to regularly remove it results in gum disease. Whilst brushing and flossing is vital for keeping gum disease at bay, even the most diligent brushers and flossers will gradually develop some degree of plaque. For this reason, hygienist appointments are key.

How do I stop gum disease from occurring?

There are several types of efforts you can make to significantly lower your risk of gum disease:

  • Attend routine hygienist appointments to have the plaque removed from your gum line
  • Brush twice a day for 2 minutes and use the correct technique. We can demonstrate this to you during your hygienist appointments or during your periodontal consultation appointment
  • Floss after every meal to stop food particles remaining between your teeth
  • Drink plenty of water, especially after eating

No two people are the same. During your appointments, we will let you know what you can do to reduce your own personal susceptibility to gum disease.

Will treatment stop gum disease from coming back?

During your treatment, we’ll guide and educate you on how to avoid gum disease from striking again. We can help you develop healthier lifestyle habits and a good, consistent oral hygiene routine by asking you the right questions about your current behaviours and practices.

Should you need support in curbing your alcohol consumption, changing your diet or quitting smoking (all aspects that can influence gum health), we can point you in the right direction. Please remember that we’re never here to judge, only to propel you forward to a healthier future.

What happens if I don’t have gum-related problems treated?

Advanced gum disease can be extremely detrimental to your oral health and even your general health. As well as causing bad breath, failing to tackle advanced gum disease can result in the loss of teeth and in some cases, significant levels of plaque can start to impact your general health. Diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s have all been linked to plaque entering the bloodstream, as a result of poor gum health.

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