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Gum Disease

Periodontal gum disease include gingivitis and periodontitis, which are chronic bacterial infections that affect the gums and the bone supporting the teeth. They begin with the bacteria in the plaque (the sticky, colorless film that forms on your teeth on a daily basis), which causes the gums to become red and swollen and to bleed easily.

How is gum disease treated?

Periodontal treatment is based on reducing the inflammation and infection that is taking place below the gum level. Our goal is to control the infection and stop further bone loss. The number and types of treatment will vary, depending on the extent of the gum disease. The most common treatment modality is scaling and root planning which is based on removing the bacteria from the root surface below the gum level, please bare in mind this will be a very different treatment to what you´ve had done by the hygienist in the past. Any type of treatment requires that the patient keep up good daily care at home which is why we will make sure that each patient recieves the appropriate oral higiene intructions. Don´t be scared to about having it. The best thing you can do is come for an initial diagnosis appointment where we can provide with advise tailored to your particular situation.