Why do healthy gums matter?
Your gums are the foundation to your smile, providing crucial protection to your teeth. The health of your gums can have a dramatic effect on your physical health and overall oral wellbeing and, if neglected can lead to tooth loss. If you are considering having implants, orthodontic or restorative dental work it is vital that your gums are healthy before beginning treatment.
How do I know if my gums are unhealthy?
When plaque and bacteria are not cleaned away they will attach to your gum tissues and in some people lead to gum disease, symptoms of which may include:
- Inflammed (red and swollen)
- Bleeding gums (healthy gums do not bleed)
- Gum recession
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
What is Periodontitis?
The early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis and can be reversed with thorough daily brushing and flossing. To assist you, routine hygiene treatments with our Dental Hygienist and Therapists will remove tartar and staining. Contact us to book a hygiene appointment.
If left untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis which can cause deterioration of the bone around the teeth and ultimately tooth loss. Periodontitis cannot be reversed but with effective treatment by an experienced clinician and an immaculate daily cleaning routine it can be managed and stabilised to prevent further damage.
Periodontal treatment at Ruabon Road Dental Practice
Dr Anne-Marie Hodgson is a dentist with an interest in periodontics, treating internally and externally referred patients who experience advanced gum disease and infection. She successfully formulates customised periodontal plans and effectively manages treatment to prevent further damage.
How long will the periodontal treatment take?
Managing periodontitis is a life-long commitment. Your treatment will depend on how advanced your gum disease is and how engaging you are in your oral care at home programme set out on your first visit. Once stabilised, you would require 3 monthly hygiene treatments to maintain your gum health for life. Our Enhanced Hygiene Plan allows you to spread the cost of hygiene treatment and facilitates regular attendance.