Gingivitis

What Is Gingivitis?

Gingivitis is defined as inflammation of the gums and characterised by redness, swelling and bleeding gums. This is the mildest stage of periodontal disease and is common in adults as well as children. There is usually little or no discomfort at this stage and with treatment gingivitis is usually reversible.

Gums which are red and inflamed and which bleed easily when brushing need professional attention and here at BPI Dental we have been dealing with these problems successfully for over 15 years with thousands of satisfied patients from all over the UK.

What Is The Treatment For Gingivitis?

The first line of defence against periodontal disease is actually prevention. This includes a good oral hygiene routine at home. Brushing at least twice a day and cleaning between teeth once a day with floss helps prevent plaque from accumulating. We may advise more in-depth oral hygiene instructions; this depends on the severity of your individual case.

Depending on how far the diseases have progressed, treatment can vary widely. In the early stages of gum disease, treatment may involve scaling and root planning. This means removing plaque and calculus in the pockets around the tooth and smoothing the root surfaces. Scaling and root planning helps rid the mouth of infection-causing bacteria and irritants beneath the gum line.

Main Signs & Symptoms

  • Red looking gums
  • Tender gums that could be painful to touch
  • Bad breath
  • Receding gums
  •  Inflammation of the gums

Gingivitis Treatment Results

This lady presented with very swollen gums and this swelling had caused the front teeth to actually move apart. As a result of the treatment, the gums have gone back to a healthy colour and the gaps between teeth have closed up.

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Gum Disease FAQ

Endodontics or root canal treatment deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures. Endodontic treatment is a cost–effective way to preserve a tooth in function since the only alternative to endodontics is extraction. Replacement of an extracted tooth is costly both in terms of time and finances. Although general dentists can perform endodontic treatment, patients are often referred to an endodontist when the case is complicated or more difficult than usual.

The endodontist is a dentist who has undergone extra postgraduate training in root canal procedures. Endodontists treat teeth with diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures. Your general dentist may refer complex cases or those requiring specialised equipment for consultation.

A consultation will allow the patient to identify the reason for endodontic treatment, the procedure involved and what is required to assure the most optimal outcome. The patient can also clarify any questions related to the procedure.

Endodontic treatment or root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The most common reasons for inflammation or infection are deep cavities (caries), repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips. Trauma can also cause inflammation and often shows up as discoloration of the tooth. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

Following consultation the treatment is now performed in a single visit ranging from 1-2 hours (depending on the number of canals). Occasionally more visits may be required for more complicated cases.

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You will have a number of check ups after the procedure but it ultimately comes down to you. Maintaining good oral hygiene by flossing and brushing your teeth regularly is essential to making sure that you do not pick up gum disease again. The consequences can be bad if you leave it untreated for too long.

Modern anaesthetic techniques allow us to deliver painless treatment .We will numb the part of the mouth which is being treated. The feeling of numbness usually subsides a few hours after the end of your treatment.

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For patients missing all teeth, we have a number of implant options that can be discussed based on your situation.

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