Whether it's due to poor oral hygiene or a range of other factors, gum disease is a common condition that can lead to inflammation, infection and soreness. It's crucial never to neglect your gums or any signs of disease, as if left unchecked, it can impact the surrounding bone and teeth.
It is unfortunate, but many people will experience a form of gum disease at least once in their lives. However, the great news is that Cardonald Smiles is here to ensure you have access to the best treatments whenever you need them, ensuring we can prevent, treat and minimise any condition that may start to develop.
So don't ignore your gums! Brush thoroughly, and keep up with your regular visits to your dentist.
However, if you notice any of the following symptoms, book an appointment with us as soon as possible, and we will work to get your mouth back to perfect health in no time.
Gingivitis is a condition primarily caused by poor oral hygiene and a build-up of plaque. This build-up contains bacteria and will cause the gums to become inflamed, red and bleed when brushed or flossed.
The best way to treat gingivitis is to remove any plaque and improve your dental care and hygiene, which in most cases causes the condition to disappear. However, if left untreated, it can develop into periodontitis, a more severe form of gum disease.
This form of gum disease affects the bone, surrounding gums and the ligaments which hold your teeth in place. Periodontitis destroys this bone, resulting in your gums pulling away from the teeth, leaving pockets which trap plaque inside and lead to further disease. Again, this form can be prevented by maintaining good oral hygiene.
It is important to note that smoking has a significant effect on the development of periodontitis. For example:
If you notice a symptom of a disease or anything strange with your gums, never put it off. Catching gum disease in its early stages is the best way to minimise its impact. For more information, please get in touch or book a consultation, and we can discuss any issues you may be having.
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Ross is a great dentist.Took time to explain to my son about his treatment as he has a learning disability.Carried out all his treatment through local anaesthetic. Shows utmost respect to disabled people.
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Great service. Staff are all lovely and friendly. So glad I changed to them.
You feel as if you matter to them.