Understanding the Importance of
A fresh and healthy smile isn’t just about the condition of your teeth. Maintaining a good standard of gum care is also essential. There are two types of gum disease; gingivitis and periodontitis.
Gum disease is caused by a bacterial buildup in your mouth. Although many of the bacteria you carry are harmless, if you don’t maintain a good standard of oral hygiene, you are at an increased risk of these bacteria infecting and harming your gums.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS
Gum disease progresses in stages and will start with inflammation and redness around your gums and may progress to the loss of teeth or the deterioration of your jawbone. Symptoms of gum disease include:
- Swollen, red, or bleeding gums
- Receding gums
- Halitosis (bad breath)
- An unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Periodontal pockets (where your gums pull away from your teeth)
- Inflammation around dental implants
- Increased gum size
- Loose teeth
- Bone loss in your jaw
TREATING GUM DISEASE
Periodontitis can seriously impact oral health, and treating it quickly is essential. We use an evidence-informed technique called root planing to deal with gum health issues.
Root planing scales your gums deep, cleaning the part of the tooth that cannot be reached using toothpaste. By cleaning below your gum line, we’ll be able to remove built-up plaque and tartar from your tooth’s root and clean periodontal pockets.
Root planing shrinks periodontal pockets. Following your treatment, the gum and tooth will be closer together, and the risk of bone loss will diminish.
To achieve maximum effectiveness, we recommend that the root planing treatment is repeated regularly and that careful cleaning is carried out above the gum line.
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Having had treatment on various dental clinics due to relocating and poor service I can positively say the treatment I’ve recieved at Leeds Dental Clinic has been outstanding and unique. Dr Rania Omar and rest of the team had gone the extra mile to treat and better the health of my tooth…
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I visited Dr Hassan’s new clinic yesterday, was thoroughly impressed! Its a superb setting with beautiful decor and lots of attention to detail! The surgery itself is outstanding and the cleanliness is second to none. Victoria was the dentist i saw and was lovely and friendly as was her assistant. I have been a client of Dr Hassan’s now for many years and have no hesitation in recommending his new surgery to anyone needing specialist dental care…
TAKING CARE OF YOUR GUMS
AT LEEDS DENTAL CLINIC
Oral health isn’t just about your teeth. At Leeds Dental Clinic, we’re here to look after your gums too. If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of gum disease or would like advice on maintaining your health, schedule your consultation today.GET IN TOUCH