Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss for adults yet healthy gums are easily achievable with the right oral hygiene regime.
A persistent build-up of plaque is the major cause of gum disease. If not regularly cleaned the bacterial plaque can lead to receding, swollen and bleeding gums resulting in loose and moving teeth.
These problems will usually be spotted during your regular check-ups with your dental practitioner who will be able to carry out simple non-surgical treatments for most conditions when detected early enough.
However more serious cases of gum disease will be referred to our in-house specialist periodontist, a specialist who works exclusively with advanced treatments for gum disease. Gum health can then be maintained by seeing a hygienist regularly.
It is important for all patients to have regular check-ups to ensure their gums are clean and healthy and prevent disease before it begins. Regular visits to the hygienist will vastly improve and help you to maintain the health of your gums.
Do your gums bleed? Have you lost teeth due to gum disease? If so, contact Ravenscourt Dental Practice now on 020 8748 4023 or email: [email protected]