At the Mews we treat periodontal disease with the most effective, modern and painless methods that have been scientifically proven.
Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis, are serious infections that, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The word ‘periodontal’ literally means ‘around the tooth’. Periodontal disease is a chronic bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth and can affect one tooth or many. It begins when the bacteria in plaque (the sticky, colourless film that constantly forms on teeth) causes the gums to become inflamed.
There are many forms of periodontitis. The most common include:
The first line of defence against periodontal disease is prevention. This includes a good oral hygiene routine at home. Brushing at least twice a day and cleaning between teeth once a day with floss helps prevent plaque from accumulating. Depending on the severity of the disease, more in-depth oral hygiene instructions may be recommended. Treatment for periodontal disease varies greatly and depending on the severity, treatment may involve scaling and root planing. This means removing plaque and calculus in the pockets around the tooth and smoothing the root surfaces. Scaling and root planing helps rid the mouth of infection-causing bacteria and irritants beneath the gum line. More advanced cases may require periodontal surgical treatment. The goals of this treatment are to remove calculus from deep pockets around teeth, reduce the pockets, smooth root surfaces and arrange gum tissue into a shape that will be easier to keep clean. The many benefits of periodontal treatment include fresh breath, the ability to chew your food more easily; healthy gums that are free from infection and most importantly, helping you achieve your goal of keeping your natural teeth for a lifetime! Whatever the treatment may entail, our goal is to return you to good oral health and then to help you to maintain it.
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