Healthy Gums

We can help prevent and treat gum disease

WHAT IS THE PERFECT ACCESSORY FOR A CONFIDENT SMILE?

It’s all about having a fresh breath. Together your Smile and your Fresh Breath WILL get you noticed and you WILL be remembered for all the right reasons.

So how can you achieve this perfect match? Remember to take regular and good care of both your teeth and your gum health with the help of your friendly hygienist or dentist at Highworth Dental Care in Swindon.

To discover more about the effects of gum disease and how to achieve a fresh breath via effective oral treatment, please read through the following FAQ’s.
Gum disease check

WHAT IS GUM DISEASE?

Gum disease symptoms include swelling, soreness or infection of the tissue supporting your teeth. Gingivitis and periodontal disease, a common cause of tooth loss in adults, are the two main forms of gum disease. Meaning inflammation of the gum, gingivitis appears as very red and swollen gums around your teeth, perhaps with some bleeding when you brush. Untreated gingivitis may lead to periodontal disease which affects the supporting teeth. When left to worsen, the disease will loosen the teeth as the anchoring bone is lost. If untreated you may even suffer tooth loss.
Gum disease causes

WHAT CAUSES GUM DISEASE?

Plaque is what causes gum disease.This is a film of bacteria that forms on the surface of your teeth and gums daily. Most plaque bacteria are safe however some can cause gum disease. Brush and floss each day to remove all the plaque on your teeth, to prevent gum disease and poor oral health.

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS OF GUM DISEASE?

Initial signs of poor gum health include: blood on your toothbrush, in your teeth rinsing water, gum bleeds when you eat, and bad breath.
The signs of gum disease

What should I do if I show signs of gum disease?

Make an appointment with your dentist to undergo a thorough dental check - up of your teeth and gums. From this examination your dentist can determine any early signs of periodontal disease. Teeth measurements and x-rays may be taken to asses how much bone that has been lost. A detailed assessment will allow for the correct treatment of your condition.

How can gum disease be treated?

Your first treatment will involve a thorough cleaning. Then over a number of sessions with your hygienist or dentist who will share general dentistry advice, you will be shown how to effectively remove plaque and how to correctly clean all the surfaces of your teeth
Gum disease treatments in North Swindon

WHAT FURTHER TREATMENTS MAY BE REQUIRED?


Root planing which requires the treatment area to be numbed will ensure the removal of any remaining bacteria.

WHAT IF I NEGLECT TO TREAT GUM DISEASE?

Symptoms include: sore gums, gum abscesses, pus oozing from around the teeth, and tooth loss. Ignoring the disease may lead to future treatment being more difficult. Remember to remove plaque every day, brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily, and visit your dentist and hygienist on a regular basis.
North Swindon treatment for bad breath

BAD BREATH

To find out more about the causes of bad breath and how to prevent it please visit our bad breath article on our blog.


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