If you have gum disease, your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth and you may also suffer from bad breath. If the early stages of gum disease (gingivitis) are not treated, a condition called periodontitis can develop. This affects the tissues that support teeth and hold them in place. As periodontitis progresses your teeth may become wobbly or fall out.
Each and every dentist at our practice will carry out a gum screening at your check up. This will play an important role in diagnosing and treating any form of gum disease. Dental hygiene treatment will include professionally cleaning your teeth so that plaque retentive factors are eradicated, this is usually called scaling and polishing. Our philosophy to focus on prevention will guarantee that we educate you on the best way to keep your teeth free from plaque and tartar thus helping you to keep your mouth as healthy as possible.