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Gum disease is caused by a build up of plaque…
The key to avoiding Gum Disease is good oral hygiene and with regular check ups you can rely on us to detect any deterioration and help you prevent severe gum disease which can develop and result in tooth loss.
There are two main types of gum disease
Gingivitis – reversible swelling and bleeding of the superficial gums, which can be entirely resolved by plaque removal and excellent home cleaning.
Periodontitis – a more serious condition which results in irreversible changes to the bony support of the teeth. Preventing further bone loss is very important and there are a range of treatments that can be used to achieve this.
Gum disease has also been linked to heart disease and diabetes.
To find out more about gum disease ask your dentist / hygienist of visit the British Society of Periodontology