Gum Disease Treatment
Periodontics is the dental speciality focusing exclusively on the inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth, otherwise known as gum disease.
Periodontal disease is usually a slow-progressing disease that’s widely known about, but most people are actually unaware they have it. The most obvious and commonly talked about signs include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Receding gums
- Loose teeth
Inflammation of the gums presents in many different forms, ranging from mild (gingivitis) to severe (periodontitis), each with varying levels of soft tissue destruction that could, possibly, lead to tooth loss in the most severe of cases. The treatment you receive will largely depend on how serious your gum disease is.
The sole aim when it comes to gum disease treatment is to control any existing disease and prevent further problems that could result in the loss of teeth, as previously mentioned. For effective, long-lasting results, look to Quorn Dental Practice and Implant Clinic for sterling, seamless gum disease treatment in Loughborough and the surrounding areas.
What causes gum disease?
Gum disease occurs when plaque builds up around teeth that are not cleaned properly. However, there are other contributing factors that people might not know about, including smoking, having diabetes and/or consuming sugary foods and drinks.
How can gum disease be prevented?
Prevention of gum disease may be controlled by the amount of plaque and tartar that build up on your teeth. To do this effectively, you should brush and floss correctly, visit your dentist and hygienist regularly and make some healthy lifestyle changes, such as taking steps to quit smoking or avoid sugary foods and beverages.
What does treatment entail?
Mild gum disease may be treated with a daily brushing and flossing routine. In some cases, root planning may be required. This refers to a deep clean under the gums that removes bacteria. If you have severe gum disease, you may need further treatment, such as periodontal surgery, and our highly-qualified dentists will be on hand to help you.
If you would like further information about how we can help you to prevent, control and treat gum disease, get in touch with a member of our friendly, knowledgeable team today – we’re proud to carry out periodontal treatment in Loughborough, Leicester and the surrounding areas.