What is gum disease?
Gum disease describes a range of conditions that affect the supporting structures of the teeth. This can result in bleeding and sore gums, bad breath and discoloured teeth. The end result is tooth loss unless preventative action is taken. If you look after your gums, you will hold onto your teeth into your old age.
Regular professional cleaning and daily flossing is an unbeatable combination. If you have bleeding gums present yourself to us and we will help you restore your healthy smile.
Early detection and treatment of gum disease is essential to securing the long term health of your teeth. Active gum disease is known to influence a number of common medical conditions and it’s early treatment and control will have a beneficial effect on your health.
The Stages of Gum Disease
At Clifden Dental we assess your gums for any signs of disease (periodontal disease) such as bleeding (gingivitis), recession, deep periodontal pockets or loose teeth. X-rays may be taken to assess or monitor any areas of concern.