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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.
Hygienist Services
Two staff members

To all our patients

Following an announcement by the Chief Dental Officer for Wales, we are delighted to inform you that we will be seeing patients again on July 2nd.

We hope that you and your family are well. The whole country has been through a lot over the last few months and we all look forward to returning to normality. Whilst somethings have changed, one thing remains constant; our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been of prime importance at the White’s Dental Centre as you will have seen during your appointments over the years. Our infection control processes are designed so that your dental care is safe and comfortable. We are writing to tell you about some of the procedures we have in place at the moment to ensure you receive the highest quality care.

As always, our practice conforms to all the regulations and guidelines published by the official healthcare bodies in Wales.

You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made those changes to protect you and ourselves. For example:

We will phone you before your appointment to ask some screening questions You will be asked again at your appointment On arrival please wait in the porch or your car and phone us We will invite you in and take you straight up to the surgery Please allow for social distancing Attend alone if possible Please limit belongings such as bags and coats Please wear a mask to the practice Please use the sanitizer after entering We have temporarily removed magazines and suspended the complimentary coffee facility Our toilets are for urgent use only We must stress that these are temporary measures to help keep us all safe.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We thank you for your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing you soon.

With very best wishes,

Matthew and Pamela White and all our staff.