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Gum Disease Wandsworth

Poor gum health can result in loose teeth, bad breath, the recession of the gums, changes to the bite, and ultimately the loss of teeth. It is essential to note that research has shown that maintaining healthy gums plays an important part not only in your overall general health and well-being but also in lowering the risk of more chronic health issues like heart problems.

Healthy gums are the foundation of oral health

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Keeping your gums healthy

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A periodontal specialist will help you to prevent gum disease symptoms

The Periodontists at Direct Dental have devoted their careers to diagnosing, treating, and preventing gum disease. In addition, they perform treatments to help reverse some of the consequences of the disease and affected teeth, such as the replacement of gum tissue (gum grafting).

How to recognise a healthy mouth

  • Pink gums that are supple and firm
  • Gums that don’t pull away from the tooth
  • When you brush or floss, your gums shouldn’t bleed

What distinguishes a General Dentist from a Periodontist?

While a regular dentist may be able to treat less severe forms of gum disease, a periodontist is the one to see when it comes to more severe and complicated cases that call for specialised care; these treatments can include help with sensitive teeth, gingivitis, helping with periodontal disease (treating gum disease), gum surgery and bone loss whilst working closely with your regular check up and hygiene appointments to remove plaque and tartar to keep teeth clean, make sure you are brushing correctly to avoid dental problems.

Gum Disease FAQs

A periodontist is a dentist who has completed additional training to specialise in diagnosing and treating more severe gum conditions and regenerating gum tissue that has been lost.

Once gum and bone are gone, you cannot naturally replace them since they do not regenerate. However, a periodontist can perform specialised regenerative procedures to repair lost gum tissue and grafting techniques to replace missing bone and gum to restore the patient’s oral health.

Yes! Gum disease is bad for your teeth and has also been linked to severe health problems such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease. Gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in adults.
Taking care of your teeth and gums is crucial to avoid gum disease, you can achieve this with regular dental hygienist visits to remove plaque, tartar and ensure that you receive regular dental care and look after your mouth. It’s essential to visit the dentist and hygienist regularly and at the first signs of pain to find, treat, and prevent any problems.

There can be variations in the signs and symptoms of gum disease; nevertheless, some of the signs and symptoms may include bleeding gums after brushing and symptoms of more advanced illness such as movement or drifting of the teeth.

It is possible to have the condition without being aware of any of these symptoms. It is essential to visit your dentist consistently and attend regular hygiene appointments so that additional diagnostic procedures, which may include x-rays, can be performed as part of your routine dental examinations for good gum health.

Maintaining healthy teeth and gums at home is the single most effective way to stave off gum disease; our dental team can help in your initial assessment.

Brushing your teeth after each meal and before going to bed, flossing at least once daily, and scheduling routine checkups with your dentist or periodontist every three months are all effective ways to avoid unnecessary treatment.

Investing just a few minutes of your time every day in gum disease prevention may save you a lot of time and money in the long run and prevent gum disease.

Researchers have found that gum disease may make people more likely to get heart disease. Since gum disease and cardiovascular disease are both chronic inflammatory disorders, experts have argued that inflammation may be the common factor linking the two conditions. If left untreated, gum disease can lead to increased inflammation throughout the body, increasing the likelihood of developing more severe health concerns.

Periodontal disease is uncommon in children and adolescents; it occurs only sporadically.

Children should still learn how important it is to care for their teeth and gums so that we don’t end up treating gum disease and gingivitis in later life.

If you are a parent, you need to be aware of the warning symptoms of gum disease, which include gums that are swollen red, as well as bleeding and bad breath that does not go away.

It is also a good idea to ensure that your dental professional is aware of your whole family history since studies have shown that genetics can significantly influence the onset of gum disease.

Because periodontal disease is caused by an inflammatory response to bacteria under the gums, it may not be contagious.

If you, or a family member, notice the symptoms of a suspected periodontal condition, including bleeding, red and swollen gums, or bad breath, you should suggest they visit the periodontist for an examination and treatment.

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