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Periodontal Treatment

Kimbolton Dental Practice

Woburn Sands Dental Practice offers effective treatment for periodontitis, which is the more advanced stage of gum disease.

Gum disease begins with inflamed gums, bleeding when brushing, soreness in the gums, and in some cases, gum infections. If the disease is not treated, it can get much worse, causing more severe symptoms and possibly leading to deformed gums and tooth loss. Once in its advanced stages and diagnosed as periodontitis, specialist treatment and management from a periodontists is may be required.

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The Common Causes Of Gum Disease

Gum disease is extremely common in the UK and is the leading cause of tooth loss. It starts because plaque is not properly removed and so the gums become irritated as a result. This irritation can cause inflamed gums which are sore, and which may bleed when brushed. Without any intervention in these early stages, gum disease is likely to progress.

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Treating Gum Disease

In its very early stages, gum disease is treatable and may be entirely reversed with the right guidance from our team. At the very least we can help you maintain it properly, avoiding any symptom progression. If our dentist does recognise that you have gum disease symptoms during a check-up with us, they will likely refer you to the hygienist for treatment and advice. If periodontitis is diagnosed, you will be referred to a periodontist.

Treating Periodontitis

Periodontitis can create more extreme symptoms than early stage gum disease. Those suffering from periodontitis may experience abscesses in the gums, pockets in the gums, receding gums and even loose teeth which will eventually fall out. Your overall health may also suffer as the disease is believed to contribute towards your risk of conditions like heart disease.

A periodontist is able to treat advanced gum disease, no matter how advanced the symptoms are. The approach to each patient's treatment plan is unique to their needs and some patients may require surgery, others may not. In lots of cases, the patient will have treatment to shrink the gum pockets that have occurred as a result of the disease and a long-term management plan with the hygienist is almost always necessary.

Contact Woburn Sands Dental Practice To Discuss Periodontal Treatment Today

If you suspect you have advanced gum disease and you would like professional treatment to help restore your smile back to health, please get in touch. Our team has the experience and training to treat periodontitis effectively. Speak to our team on 01908 282428 for more information and to book an appointment at a time to suit you.

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