The health of your gums is critical in oral health
If your gums become inflamed and tender and they bleed while brushing, you may have gum disease.
People are often unaware they have gum disease because it is not painful and doesn’t impact daily life, but if left untreated the impact can be very serious, damaging the bone and tissue that support the teeth, potentially leading to teeth loss.
Gum disease commonly has two main phases: gingivitis, characterised by mild inflammation and irritation of the gums, and periodontitis — the leading cause of premature tooth loss.
More than 45% of adults in the UK are affected by some form of gum disease. What many people don’t realise is that gum disease is also associated with an increased risk of other health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer’s, amongst others.
The earlier you start your hygiene and periodontal care, the less chances of having complications. The depth of our team’s knowledge and skills means that your oral health is in the best possible hands at Tomas Dental Clinic.
Symptoms of Gum Disease
You may need to see a periodontist for gum disease treatment if you’re experiencing signs of:
- Bleeding gums
- Gum recession
- “Long teeth”
- Halitosis (chronic bad breath)
- Heavy tartar buildup
- Swollen, sensitive gums
- Spaces between teeth
- Food trapping between teeth
- Tooth mobility or loss