Gum Disease Treatment - Wickham Dental Practice, Hampshire
Gum disease is best described as affecting the surface layers or the deep tissues. Further Gum Disease treatment and advice can be sought if you consult our Dentist or Periodontist.
Gum disease that affects surface tissues is known as Gingivitis. This is inflammation of the gum immediately surrounding the teeth. It is caused by dental plaque which has been left to accumulate for a period in excess of two weeks. The gums become swollen, red in colour and bleed easily (eg upon toothbrushing). In addition, the gums can be sore, and an unpleasant taste/odour can develop.
Gingivitis treatment is aimed at removing the dental plaque and keeping it away. The Dental Hygienist carefully removes all soft and hard plaque deposits. The patient is instructed in keeping the plaque away (toothbrush brushing efficiency, the use of mouthwashes, flossing etc) and the condition readily resolves over a period of two weeks.
Surgical treatment of gum disease
Many forms of surgical treatments exist for a variety of gum conditions. If you would like to learn more about this please telephone our office or email Dr Jonathan Hall.