What is gum disease?
Our gum disease treatment is here to help when you find yourself living with the symptoms of Gingivitis: including red gums, bad breath, loose or sore teeth, swollen gums and pain when you’re eating.
Gingivitis (often referred to as gum disease or gum decay) causes your gums to become red, inflamed and swollen. In most cases it can be very painful and can lead to your gums bleeding when you brush your teeth. Gingivitis is normally caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth, which is characterised by a discolouring of the teeth around the gums. This plaque is a sticky substance that consists of bacteria and is usually removed when you brush and floss your teeth. If plaque is left to build up, the bacteria release toxins that can irritate your gums, causing pain.
What does gum disease treatment involve?
Most people will suffer a mild case of gingivitis during their lifetime. It is important to look after your teeth and gums, and to treat any case of gingivitis before it transitions into more serious gum disease or gum decay.
A mild case of gingivitis can usually be treated through developing a good oral hygiene routine, including brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Other lifestyle changes that you can make at home to minimise the risk of gingivitis include cutting out smoking, minimising consumption of caffeine and processed foods and increasing your intake of vitamin C rich vegetables and fruits, and dairy products.
It is also important to see a dental hygienist on a regular basis to conduct a deeper cleaning which removes any plaque build-up that you have missed or cannot see at home. Our gum disease treatment in Essex is designed to help you maintain a bright smile with all your teeth in the right place – combatting the effect of Gingivitis before it develops into something more serious.
Periodontitis is another form of gum disease that often follows a case of gingivitis and can lead to infection which damages both the soft tissue and the bone that surrounds the teeth. It can make your teeth feel loose and in some cases, fall out if left untreated.
Our gum disease treatment in Essex uses a combination of deep professional cleaning and, in some cases, surgical procedures, to remove unhealthy tissue and kill any bacteria which could cause further problems.
To discuss our gum disease treatment and to book an appointment with our expert dentists to help you stave off gum disease, gingivitis, and periodontitis, get in touch with the team at Bluebell Dentistry and Aesthetics. Our team will be able to help you find the treatment that is best for you, combining treatment with education and a thorough understanding of how to conduct your own high quality oral hygiene for future and ongoing protection.
Book a dental treatment
Our team of dentists here at Bluebell Dentistry & Aesthetics will treat your teeth like their own, offering industry-leading advice to every new client and answering any questions you may have about the procedure and the aftercare process.
To book a dental treatment or initial consultation, get in touch with the team.