Gum disease is a common problem, and it affects most people to a certain extent at some point in their lives. Gum disease is caused by plaque and characterised by swollen, sore gums. In the early stages, it is easily treated and this is why we encourage regular check-ups for patients of all ages.
At Aqua Dental Spa, we actively encourage good oral hygiene, frequent check-ups and healthy lifestyle choices in a bid to prevent dental disease. We also offer a full range of hygiene, general and periodontal treatments to provide our patients with comprehensive treatment for minor and advanced gum disease.
About gum disease
Gum disease is a common dental disease caused by bacteria present in plaque. These bacteria release acids that irritate the gums and result in soreness and inflammation. Plaque forms when bacteria combine with saliva and food debris. Build-up of plaque can be prevented by brushing and flossing.
The warning signs of gum disease include inflammation and redness and painful gums. If gingivitis (the mild form of gum disease) is left untreated, it develops into periodontal disease, which may also cause unpleasant smelling breath, loose teeth and the formation of pockets between the teeth and gums.
Treating gum disease
We are usually able to treat gingivitis with oral hygiene treatments and encourage our patients to practise good oral hygiene at home. In the case of periodontal treatment, therapy is more long-term and intensive and usually involves treatment provided by our dentists and dental hygienists. Our aim is to try and halt the progress of gum disease as quickly as possible and make you feel comfortable.
We always believe that prevention is better than cure and we are on hand at all times to offer advice about oral hygiene, brushing and flossing at home and healthy eating. As well as regular check-ups, we also strongly recommend an annual oral hygiene session, which banishes bacteria from the mouth, cleanses the teeth and gums and gives your smile a lovely, healthy glow. For more information, simply give us a call or pop in if you’re in the area.