Gum disease treatment

Periodontal disease, otherwise known as gum disease, will require treatment to restore gums to their optimum health. This is not only to ensure the health of your mouth but also to prevent major health problems from occurring as a result of periodontal disease.

All of our patients at Start-Smiling are screened regularly with state-of-the-art Florida Probe to see if they have periodontal disease. You should mention to your dentist or hygienist if you notice any of the following:

  • Red swollen gums
  • Gums that bleed easily
  • Loose gums
  • Pus between the teeth
  • Continual bad breath
  • Loose teeth or an alteration in the way your teeth bite together

If you do suffer from periodontal disease, there is some evidence which suggests that you may be at higher risk of other major health problems such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes , miscarriage or arthritis.

If you show any signs of periodontal disease it is so important that you undergo gum treatment with our hygienists. It is also of great importance that you attend regular screenings as symptoms of gum disease can often go unnoticed for some time.

If your gum problem is severe enough then you may require a referral to a carefully chosen specialist.

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