What is Gum Disease?
Gum disease (also known periodontal disease) is an infection of the support structures surrounding your teeth. Gingivitis is the most common and most simple form of periodontal disease and is something that can be cured just by maintaining good hygiene, making sure you are brushing at least twice a day and using mouthwashes that have been recommended by your dentist.
Gum Disease Risk
Infections in the mouth can cause health problems in other parts of the body. Over the last 25 years, substantial scientific evidence has emerged from the medical community linking periodontal disease to a number of systemic illnesses, by having periodontal therapy you are reducing your risk for these diseases:
- Respiratory disease
- Heart disease
Main Symptoms of Periodontal Disease
- Gums bleeding when brushing the teeth.
- Red, swollen, tender gums.
- Gums pulling away from the teeth, exposing roots and creating recessions.
- Pus between teeth and gums.
- Sudden swellings that become painful to touch.
- Loose teeth, or spaces suddenly appearing between the teeth.
- Teeth beginning to splay out.
- A change in the way your teeth fit together/a different bite.
Gum Disease Patient Case Study
This young man presented with severe gum disease. He had very swollen gums with a lot of bleeding. He had a course of gum therapy over 3 appointments. His bleeding had completely stopped and swelling had gone down enormously. His mouth was much fresher, and he felt that his overall health had improved.
Dental Implants £2400
Gum Treatments £355
Root Canal £295
Where To Find Us
We are a 1 min drive from Hagley Road and a 5 minute drive away from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.