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Gum Diseases

Reliable gum disease treatment in South Croydon

 

Gum disease often progresses painlessly without any indication and can make you go toothless.

What is gum disease?

 

Plaque build-up on the teeth surface and in between can irritate the gums, leading to their swelling. If left untreated, it gradually affects and destroys the jawbones. As a result, the teeth become loose and can even fall out. The problem is also referred to as periodontal disease or infection.

What causes gum disease?

 

Plaque is a thin film of bacteria, which builds up on your teeth and the gums on daily basis. Proper brushing and flossing can help in removing the plaque from your mouth. Inadequate dental hygiene prevents plaque removal. Harmful bacteria present in it are therefore responsible to any dental problems in the future.

What are the symptoms of gum infection?

 

As mentioned above, gum diseases often progress silently without any indication. Most importantly, there’s no pain involved. You may experience bleeding while brushing or eating. Bad breath is also known to accompany the problem.

How many types of gum diseases are there?

 

Gum infection can broadly be divided into two stages, the initial is called gingivitis and the advanced is called periodontal.

  • At the initial stage, the problem revolves around gum inflammation and is called gingivitis. When you develop gingivitis, the gums become red and swollen. The inflamed gums are likely to bleed during brushing.
  • Gingivitis, if left untreated, leads to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease can be classified further depending upon its progress. Every stage of periodontal infection affects the supporting bones and tissues of the teeth. As a result, the teeth get loose from the jaws and, eventually, fall out. Thus, at Shirley Park Dental Surgery in South Croydon, we suggest patients never to ignore symptoms like irritation and inflammation of the gums.

What happens when gum disease remains untreated?

 

Gum disease progresses slowly, without any obvious signs. It’s hardly possible to know that you’ve developed the problem till considerable damage has been done. Sometimes, symptoms like sore and abscess in the gums are seen, which lead to the formation of pus. Pus may also ooze out from around the teeth. You should never overlook or underestimate these symptoms and should go for a treatment immediately.

How can I avoid gum disease?

 

Maintain good oral hygiene throughout the year. Brush and floss your teeth properly every day to remove plaque build-ups. Switch to a healthy diet to ensure that your teeth and gums receive enough nutrients to fight away the harmful bacteria that causes the gum disease. Include fresh fruits and green vegetables in your every day diet. Avoid smoking, habitual drinking and don’t over-indulge yourself in sweetened foods and drinks. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your mouth hydrated. Harmful bacteria thrive well in a dry mouth as compared to a moist one.

Prolong gum disease treatment at our clinic in South Croydon

 

Shirley Park Dental Surgery is reputed in handling gum disease cases successfully. The treatment that we provide can be broken down in the following steps:

  • Thorough and careful cleaning of the teeth roots to remove tartar and plaque build-ups.
  • Our dentist administers local anaesthesia to remove plaques from deep periodontal pockets in your mouth.
  • Antimicrobial solutions are applied to wash away the bacterial toxins from the roots of the teeth.
  • We also recommend the application of antibiotic lotions or gels directly on your teeth surface to prevent the growth of bacterial pockets.
  • Our treatment gradually reduces the depth of such pockets, which in turn, improves your gum health.

Gum disease treatment cost

 

At Shirley Park Dental Surgery, we’ve different cost structures for gum disease treatment. Band A costs £30 for a comprehensive checkups along with scaling and polishing of the teeth surface to remove plaque build-up. We charge £70 in Band 2, which involves deep cleaning of the periodontal pockets and other procedures to cure advanced gum disease.