Treating gum disease
While most of us know when there’s an issue with a tooth. Typical signs are sensitivity or pain. However, this isn’t always the case with gum disease. Often referred to as ‘silent’, gum disease – or periodontitis – can cause irreversible damage if not treated in time.
Recognising how serious periodontitis is, we have adopted advanced treatment that makes it easier to identify whether gum disease is lurking inside your mouth. We use AIRFLOW technology, which removes plaque from teeth using a high pressure flow of air to remove plaque. No more abrasive scraping and uncomfortable dental tools that cause bleeding gums!
Could gum disease be a concern for you?
Wondering whether gum disease could be a concern for you? Here are just a few signs it could be an issue:
Bacteria is the main culprit when it comes to periodontitis, attacking gums and teeth. As part of our ‘prevention is best’ approach, we will check for signs of gum disease at your regular hygiene visit, and if needed, provide advice on a treatment plan, which could include changing oral health behaviours (more regular brushing and flossing), education, and even medication and surgery if necessary.
The negative impacts of gum disease cannot be overstated. With more awareness around the connection between a person’s oral health and general health, there is greater impetus to address any concerns around gum disease sooner rather than later.
What can you do? Learn oral health behaviours, like good techniques for brushing and flossing. Maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. And keep up your regular oral hygiene appointments; these are vital for catching issues before they become unmanageable.