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Caring for gum disease

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Gum disease: The facts

Bleeding gums?

Give us a call! This is a sign that you may have gum disease – book a hygiene appointment as soon as possible

Your well-being

It’s all linked. Gum disease has been scientifically linked to heart disease, stroke and diabetes 

A silent problem

Gum disease is often undetected. Regular dental appointments lead to early diagnosis, allowing us to treat the problem and save your teeth

A common issue

You’re not alone. More than 50% of the British population will suffer from gum disease at some point in their lives

General dentistry, the costs:

  • Routine hygiene appointment £xx

  • Airflow treatment £xx

I've been to this practice to visit the dentist and hygienist and both experiences were pleasurable. From the friendly receptionists and a stylish waiting room, to equally friendly and very efficient check ups. I've been to a few different practices but this one is a step above the rest .

Benjamin Peter

What is gum disease?

If you were building a house, you’d want excellent foundations below ground to ensure the structure above stayed strong for many years to come. The same goes for your smile.

Your gums are the foundation, working hard to protect the roots of your teeth, keeping your visible smile beautiful for everyone to see. 

How do your gums protect your teeth? By creating a seal at the base of each tooth that prevents bacteria from reaching the jawbone below. However, if plaque is allowed to build up around the gums it can cause inflammation, called gum disease. This can then cause the gum to pull away from the teeth creating a pocket, and therefore that lovely seal is no longer intact. These pockets are perfect places for more plaque and bacteria to hide, and this is when gum disease becomes periodontal disease, which can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. 

The first signs of gum disease are bleeding when you brush or floss, red, swollen or tender gums, bad breath or a bad taste. It is also worth looking at your teeth for signs of plaque build-up, especially around the spots that are harder to brush. 

Gum disease also has proven links with numerous other conditions, including stroke, heart disease and diabetes so it is in the interest of your overall health to keep your gums in top condition!

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Can gum disease be cured?

Early gum disease can be treated and cured, usually with a scale and polish by your hygienist followed by a more rigorous and targeted home care regime.

Unfortunately, periodontal disease, or periodontitis, cannot be cured. Once diagnosed, it can be controlled and managed appropriately. This is where the expertise of our specialist periodontist comes in. They will create a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, aimed at effectively managing your periodontitis. 

This will involve specialist cleaning of your teeth and gums. Periodontal appointments are usually longer than a regular hygiene appointment as they involve more extensive treatment. You will also be given expert advice that will help you to care for your teeth and gums every day in between your appointments.  

Your treatment plan will include follow up appointments with the periodontist who will continue to assess your teeth and gums, and carry out therapy as required. In this way, we can manage periodontitis, helping you to keep your teeth for life. 

A dedicated team

At Treehouse Dental, we know the importance of excellent gum care as part of a preventative approach to dental health.

That’s why we have a dedicated team to care for our patients, including a specialist periodontist. 

Our specialist has undergone advanced training in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and will work collaboratively with the hygiene team and your dentist. This means that your dental health is always in the safest of hands when you become a patient at Treehouse Dental.

Composite bonding: Frequently asked questions

  • How long does composite bonding last?

    If the treatment is properly maintained and cared for, we expect composite bonding to last around 5 years before it needs replacing.

  • Will composite bonding whiten my teeth?

    If you would like your teeth to be whiter, we would recommend a course of teeth whitening treatment prior to composite bonding. This will allow you to achieve your desired shade so that we can match the composite shade to your natural teeth. Composite cannot be whitened with tooth whitening gel.

  • Do my teeth need to be straight before composite bonding?

    While composite bonding can be used to mask minor misalignment, we may recommend teeth straightening treatment first. This will mean less composite material is required, achieving a far more natural and longer lasting final result.

  • Does composite bonding look natural?

    Yes. All of the cosmetic dental practitioners at Treehouse Dental are highly skilled perfectionists who are masters at creating beautiful smiles that look seamless.

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