When gum disease is left untreated or has advanced to periodontitis, you may require periodontal treatment to restore you back to oral health.
This branch of dentistry focuses on the gums and jaw-bone or the teeth’s supporting structures. At TiggaSmile, if you are suffering from periodontal symptoms such as inflamed/bleeding gums, infection, receding gums or any other related issues, we can help to resolve the problem. Our dental experts are able to treat a variety of periodontal concerns and where cases have become advanced we will refer you to a specialist to make sure you receive the right treatment.
Gum disease which remains untreated can cause problems with the jawbone which could ultimately lead to the loss of your natural teeth. As plaque builds up on the gum line, it makes the area more vulnerable to bacteria and infection. In recent years, many links have been made between gum disease and general health, so it is a problem that should not be ignored. It is important to stay on top of your dental health through regular visits to your dentist and the hygienist so your teeth and gums can be cleaned thoroughly
Attending for a thorough clean lessens the likelihood of future problems such as your teeth requiring fillings or other restorative work. The hygienist will also be able to tackle any staining that has marked the teeth.
They can also offer advice on how to look after your teeth at home as well as caring for the teeth of younger members of the family. This can include showing you the best way to brush your teeth, recommending effective dental products and providing dietary advice.
In the first instance, you will be treated at the practice by either the dentist or hygienist, however, if you have advanced periodontitis and need the attention of a specialist you may require a surgical procedure. We will help you to understand any treatments that may be required.
If your gums bleed after flossing or brushing, it is worth using a special mouthwash or paying further attention to your oral care routine. If you notice a lot of blood or consistent redness of the gums, please contact us for an appointment.
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