Gum Disease Treatment

Your gums are just as vital as your teeth for excellent oral health

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.

  • Any pain in your gums or around your teeth
  • Pain when chewing foods
  • Bleeding when you brush
  • Loose teeth
  • Teeth which have high sensitivity to temperature
  • Signs of puss developing around your gums
  • Swollen, red or tender gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Persistent taste in your mouth
  • Receding gums

The most common forms of gum disease include:


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:

  • You have around twice the risk for gum disease as a smoker with the risk being higher, the more you smoke
  • Treatments for gum disease can have lessened effects for smokers.

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.