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Since the procedure I have had no bleeding gums, my gums are now a healthy pink in colour and my teeth are firmer to bite on.
D. Gregory

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  • The process of gum disease treatment

Signs of gum disease

Flossing isn’t supposed to hurt. If it does, let us know and we’re here to help you out with our gum disease treatment. Periodontics is about gum disease and bone. Gingivitis and periodontitis are caused by plaque and tartar and are the most common diseases. Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums and is usually treatable with good oral hygiene but periodontitis is worse. It gives you swollen and reddened or bleeding gums, even on light contact. From over sensitive teeth and bad breath the disease starts attacking the bone. If left untreated your teeth can fall out.

A young lady with healthy teeth and gums

How can we help?

Our specialists will give you the necessary advice and treatment to sort your gums out. After an initial consultation where we will examine your teeth and gums with a comprehensive oral cancer screen and radiography, we’ll design appropriate gum disease treatment for you. We’ll teach you techniques to improve dental hygiene, including effective cleaning above and below the gum to remove tricky to get to plaque and tartar. Usually improved oral hygiene and regular maintenance by visiting us is enough. However, sometimes periodontal surgery is required to deal with deep inflammation to regenerate the bone.

Our dental nurse Chloe Dyson

Surgical procedures

It doesn’t usually come to this but surgery can be necessary within the gum disease treatment programme. Periodontal surgery will regenerate the bone to help prevent teeth from becoming loose and falling out. It is also involved in cosmetic dentistry to improve the appearance of your gum line. Crown lengthening surgery is used if you have a ‘gummy’ smile. Excess gum and bone tissue is removed and reshaped to expose more of a natural tooth. Root recovery surgery covers exposed roots that are sensitive and vulnerable to decay.

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You can help yourself

You play a key role when it comes to gum disease treatment. Meticulous plaque control is essential to maintain stability and keep your teeth and gums healthy. We will devise a maintenance programme with you, your dentist and hygienist. Contact us to find out more or book an appointment.

If you have bleeding gums, don’t delay, call 0121 643 4147

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