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Periodontal Therapy

Periodontal Disease

Also known as ‘gum disease’ , this is a broad term given to a whole range of complex inflammatory conditions affecting some or all of the tissues responsible for holding in the teeth. 

In its earliest stages it is called ‘gingivitis’. The gums typically become red, tender, swollen and bleed easily. This is NOT normal and is completely reversible. 

Periodontitis is more advanced. This typically presents with loose teeth, bleeding gums, recession, halitosis and discomfort. Worryingly, this serious disease can often have NO symptoms!

Sadly it has strong links to heart disease, risk of stroke, diabetes, and even dementia, along with many other systemic health conditions. 

BUT, with the right diagnosis and treatments, these risks can be reduced, teeth can be stabilised and oral health can be achieved. 

Periodontal Therapy

As the more advanced form of gum disease, this requires more extensive and specialised treatment. 

  • Use of analgesics

  • Air Polishing and Biofilm removal

  • Tailored appointments

In some more serious cases referrals to specialist Periodontists will be required.

periodontal disease
Normal tooth versus periodontitis
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