• GUM DISEASE

ALL ABOUT GUM DISEASE

Gum disease is one of the primary concerns in dental care. For you to be completely healthy, your oral health care is paramount. At the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic inHarley Street London, we provide good oral healthcare services. Feel free to visit us anytime.

So, What's Gum Disease?

Gum disease happens when there is an infection, soreness, or swelling of the tissues that support and surround the teeth. It accounts for tooth loss in adults. This disease is brought about by plaque and can destroy the jawbone.

The two major forms of gum disease include periodontal disease and gingivitis.

What's Gingivitis About?

Gingivitis (gum inflammation) usually happens before periodontitis. But it is not all gingivitis that develops into periodontitis. In gingivitis, the gums around the teeth turn red and swollen. This swollen gum often bleeds during cleaning and brushing of the teeth.

What's Periodontal Disease About?

Untreated gingivitis can progress into periodontitis or periodontal disease. It is also known as gum disease. There are several types of periodontal disease, all of which affects the tissues supporting your teeth. Prolonged periodontal disease can weaken the bone holding the teeth in the jaw, and your teeth can come loose. If left untreated, periodontitis can cause loss of teeth.

Is It Possible That I Might Suffer Gum Disease?

Perhaps. A lot of persons are affected by some form of gum disease, which undoubtedly causes tooth loss in adults. Be that as it may, gum disease can start very slowly in most persons and it can be reduced up to the point that all your teeth are saved for a lifetime.

If you wish to know more, see our dentists at the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, HarleyStreet London.

What Causes Gum Disease?

Plaque is the cause of all gum disease! Dental plaque is a sticky film containing different types of bacteria that forms on the teeth surface daily. Some bacteria in plaque are not harmful, while some have been discovered to cause gum disease.

In the prevention and treatment of gum disease, all the plaque from the teeth should be removed every day. This is achieved using interdental brushes or dental floss to clean and brush in between the teeth.

See our dentists at Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, Harley Street London for assistance on how this is done.

Can Smoking Affect The Gums And Teeth?

Yes! Smoking can worsen gum disease. When people smoke, there is a production of bacterial plaque which is responsible for gum disease. There is also a reduction of oxygen in the bloodstream when people smoke, thus any infected gum may not heal. People who smoke are more at risk of having plaque and severe gum disease faster than those who do not. A major cause of tooth loss in adults is gum disease. We at the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, Harley Street London provide ways to help you quit smoking and treat your gums. Do visit us soon.

What About Untreated Gum Disease?

The saddest thing about gum disease is that it is a silent killer! Gum disease does not come with pain as it worsens so you may not know the extent of the damage being done. But sometimes, the bacteria are more active and causes soreness of the gum. This one in its own could develop into gum abscesses, letting out pus from around your teeth. With time, the bone holding the teeth may weaken and be lost. When gum disease is not treated for a long time, treatment could become harder.

At Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, Harley Street London, our team of dentists can enlighten you more on the dangers of gum disease. Schedule an appointment with us today.

If I Perceive I Have Gum Disease, What Should I Do?

The safest thing to do is to see your dentist for a proper examination of your gums and teeth. During the check-up, the cuff of gum around your tooth will be measured to know if there are signs of periodontal disease. Also, the X-ray of your teeth may be taken to know the amount of bone you've lost. The importance of this diagnosis is to ensure you get the right treatment. You can come to the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, Harley Street London —we offer good dental treatment for gum disease. Our services are designed to suit any form of gum disease. Give us a try!

What Are The Needed Treatments?

Your dentist will remove all the plaque and tartar from your teeth. He/she will also show you how to effectively remove plaque and clean your teeth surface very well. This procedure may not be concluded in one visit. You may have to visit your dentist more than once. As a preventative measure, you should adopt good oral hygiene at home by brushing, cleaning, and flossing your teeth regularly. This will stop gum disease from getting severe. You can visit usfor treatment of gum disease.

What Other Treatment Do I Need?

After cleaning your teeth, your dentist may have to treat the roots of your teeth to see that all bacteria are removed. This dental procedure is known as 'root planing'. Before this treatment starts, the area will be numbed with an anaesthetic. You may experience slight pain for about 2 days after the treatment. At Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic,  Harley Street London, our dentists will take care to treat you very well. Our clinic is equipped with modern facilities that are necessary to give you good oral healthcare. Why not reach us now.

Signs of gum disease

The first symptom of gum disease is bloodstain on your toothbrush or in the toothpaste you spit out while brushing your teeth.

There may be bleeding of your gums while eating, which could make your mouth taste bad. The unpleasant breath may also be a sign.

Can I have periodontal disease if I've had it before?

Periodontal disease has no cure, although, it can be managed if you maintain good oral hygiene. Bone loss will become very slow and may stop completely. But ensure you take out plaque every day and go for routine dental checkups.

Is gum disease linked to other health conditions?

Recently, studies have shown that gum disease has connections with general health conditions like strokes, dementia, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and poor pregnancy outcomes. There's a need for more research to unveil how these links work. However, there is so much evidence that maintaining healthy oral hygiene can enhance your overall well-being and minimise medical treatment cost.

Do you need more help?

See us for free and friendly advice about your oral health. Visit us at the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, Harley Street London. You can also call us on 020 71833755.

We offer treatment in confidentiality to our patients. If you have gum disease out there, don't be scared, just come to us, and we will work with you to get rid of that disease.

Remember, it is the Cosmetic Dentistry Clinic, Harley Street London. We genuinely care about your health and happiness. Book an appointment with us.