Our experienced dental team is dedicated to providing personalised care and effective treatment options for all stages of gum disease.
What Is Gum Disease?
Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a bacterial infection that affects the tissues that support and surround the teeth, including the gums, ligaments, and bones.
Types of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a prevalent dental condition that can have severe consequences when left untreated. This dental problem is classified into two main types.
Gingivitis is the mildest form of gum disease, and it usually results from poor oral hygiene. Symptoms include red, swollen, and bleeding gums, and bad breath.
Gingivitis can often be treated and reversed with good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing and flossing regularly, and getting regular dental cleanings.
If gingivitis is left untreated, it can progress to periodontitis, which is a more severe form of gum disease.
In periodontitis, the gums pull away from the teeth, creating pockets that can become infected. This can lead to bone and tooth loss, and it can also increase the risk of other health problems.
Treatment for periodontitis may include deep cleaning, medications, surgery, and ongoing maintenance to prevent the disease from recurring.
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Your Path to Healthy Gums
At Belmont Dental Surgery, our dental team is committed to delivering personalised treatments tailored to your specific needs, aiming to safeguard your oral health and prevent the onset or advancement of gum disease.
We take pride in our approach, which places emphasis on individual care and guidance, ensuring that you receive the best possible treatment for a healthier and happier smile.
Frequently asked questions
At Belmont Dental Surgery, we understand the impact that gum disease can have on your oral health and overall wellbeing. We hope the questions we’ve listed below help you understand the condition and act as a guide on your next step.
Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth and gums, which can lead to inflammation and infection.
Your dentist will perform a comprehensive dental exam, including X-rays, to diagnose gum disease. They may also use a probe to measure the depth of the pockets around the teeth.
No, gum disease is not contagious. However, the bacteria that cause gum disease can be spread through saliva, so it’s important to practice good oral hygiene habits to prevent the spread of infection.
What our clients say
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