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Treating Gum Disease

95 percent of the population suffer from gum disease in varying degrees of severity. Mild gum disease is called gingivitis and severe gum disease is called periodontitis. Although gum disease can cause major problems, its symptoms are often mild – except in the most severe cases when teeth can fall out. Many people who have mild to moderate gum disease don’t even know they have it.
Top gums being checked
The consequences of untreated gum disease can be quite serious. It is the major cause of tooth loss in adults. Not only that but it can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.

 

Gum disease is caused when bacteria in the plaque secrete toxins that cause infection and destruction of the gum tissues that support the teeth. When this occurs, the gums separate from the tooth, creating a ‘gingival pocket’ (a pocket in the gum). In time, more plaque and calculus accumulate in the gingival pocket, thus causing further destruction of the gum and deepening the pocket.

Illustration of a normal tooth & tooth with periodontitis
Our team are very knowledgeable in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of gum disease. If you are concerned about gum disease call us on 029 2084 3658 or contact us today to arrange an initial consultation.

Any Questions?

Please contact our team for more advice.

Woman showing her mouth with gum disease
The practice has a highly qualified team of hygienists. Our dental hygienists’ whole professional life is dedicated to helping patients achieve higher levels of dental health and is the focus of each and every appointment.
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Two staff members