General Dentistry

Gum Disease

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Gum Disease

Many people are affected by gum disease at some stage of their life. Both gingivitis (plaque buildup on teeth) and periodontitis (advanced gum disease) affect the longevity of your teeth and your personal comfort.

You may become aware of gingivitis if you experience bleeding, particularly when brushing. Other symptoms include redness and swelling of the gums.

If gingivitis is not treated, the disease may advance to become periodontitis, recognised by bleeding, swelling, receding gums with bad breath, a bad taste in the mouth and loose teeth. Bacteria trapped in the pockets between the gum and tooth cause inflammation, evident as redness and swelling. Progress of the disease can result in the loss of tooth root and bone, creating larger spaces between the tooth and the gum and potentially further oral degeneration.
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Don’t wait until it’s too late to treat your gum disease

By understanding the progressive nature of periodontitis gum disease, you will see it’s best treated early.

By the time the disease has progressed to the discomfort of swollen or bleeding gums when teeth feel loose, professional care from your local dentist is the wisest course of action.

Gum Disease Family Dentistry With A Difference

As part of a regular check and clean at Lillybrook Dental, we will assess the health of both teeth and gums. Regular professional cleaning of your teeth will remove any plaque and calculus (hardened plaque) so that your teeth both look and feel the best. Through our commitment to education of the Lillybrook Dental community, we’ll show you the correct cleaning techniques that are essential for maintaining good oral health and avoiding periodontitis.

Being equipped with this knowledge enables you to help keep your family’s teeth in good condition, giving you the confidence and satisfaction of doing the best for your family in partnership with us. Long term, this is the most cost-effective way to keep dental costs to a minimum. It’s also a vital key to good health.

Ultimately, Lillybrook Dental aims to achieve satisfying long term dental health for those in our community, including successful treatment of periodontitis gum disease, by regular check-ups and sound treatment.

Concerned about gum disease?

Any invasive or surgical procedure has risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner. Individual results can vary.

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