Treatment for Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is a common yet serious condition that affects the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth loss and other oral health complications. At DetaQuest Dental Clinic, we are dedicated to helping our patients prevent and manage gum disease for optimal oral health and overall well-being.

Gum disease begins with the buildup of plaque, a sticky film of bacteria that forms on the teeth. When plaque is not removed through proper oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing, it can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dental professional. Tartar buildup along the gumline can irritate and inflame the gums, leading to the early stage of gum disease known as gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis can progress into a more severe form of gum disease called periodontitis, which can cause irreversible damage to the gums and underlying bone structure.

We can help treat your gum disease in any of our Dental practices in BristolWeston Super Mare, and Taunton. You can book your appointment here now.

Causes of Gum Disease

Several factors can contribute to the development of gum disease, including:

  1. Poor oral hygiene habits
  2. Smoking or tobacco use
  3. Hormonal changes
  4. Diabetes
  5. Certain medications
  6. Genetic predisposition
  7. Poor nutrition

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Early signs of gum disease may include: Symptoms are best discussed with a dentist before deciding on treatment.

  1. Red or tender gums
  2. Bleeding gums, especially during brushing or flossing
  3. Persistent bad breath
  4. Receding gums
  5. Loose or shifting teeth
  6. Changes in bite alignment
  7. Swollen gums

Treatment Options

At DetaQuest Dental Clinic, our experienced team offers comprehensive treatment options to effectively manage gum disease and restore oral health. Treatment may include:

  1. Professional dental cleanings to remove plaque and tartar buildup
  2. Scaling and root planing to deep clean the pockets between the gums and teeth
  3. Antibacterial mouth rinses or medications to control infection
  4. Gum graft surgery to restore lost gum tissue
  5. Dental implants or other restorative procedures to replace missing teeth

Prevention of Gum Disease

Prevention is key to maintaining healthy gums and teeth. Our team emphasizes the importance of:

  1. Practicing good oral hygiene habits, including brushing twice daily and flossing once daily
  2. Avoiding tobacco use
  3. Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  4. Attending regular dental check-ups and cleanings

Don’t let gum disease compromise your oral health. Contact us today to take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile!

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