Gum disease affects a large proportion of the population. Oral hygiene, genetics and lifestyle factors all play a part. Your gum health can also affect the rest of your body and having healthy gums can improve your systemic health.
Our dedicated and passionate team will work with you to give you the best chance of achieving gum health. The success of your periodontal (gum) treatment is hugely dependent on how well we tailor the instructions to your needs. You can count on us to give you the best possible care.
Gum disease is a common condition that causes the gums to become inflamed as they bleed and become swollen as a result of plaque and bacteria around the teeth (gingivitis). If left untreated, the bone from around the teeth can become affected (periodontitis), which can cause infections of the gum and the teeth to become loose over time.
• Brush your teeth twice a day for 2 minutes.
• Consider an electric toothbrush to make brushing easier.
• Clean between your teeth at least once a day with either floss or interdental brushes.
• Visit your dentist for so you can have your teeth and gums checked and cleaned if needed.
• Don’t smoke.
Gum disease can cause bleeding, swelling and soreness of the gums. As the bacteria destroy the supporting structures of the teeth including the bone and periodontal pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) are formed. These pockets harbour plaque that is inaccessible to a toothbrush and interdental cleaning aids. This condition long term can lead to wobbly teeth and they may eventually fall out.
• Your gums may bleed when you brush.
• You may experience a bad taste.
• You may feel that your breath smells different/unpleasant.
General Dentistry Treatments
Wisdom Teeth Extractions
A mouth guard is a removable device made from a plastic based material that is designed to cover your teeth and gums.
Dentures are removable appliances that are made for your mouth to replace missing teeth.
We can offer adult patients who are anxious about dental treatment the opportunity to have their treatment carried out under intravenous sedation.
Root Canal Treatment
Sometimes a tooth has a large amount of decay in it that extends in to the inner chamber of the tooth known as the pulp.
Gum disease affects a large proportion of the population. Oral hygiene, genetics and lifestyle factors all play a part.
White or tooth coloured composite filling materials are made from a mixture of a resin base filled with glass type particles.
Sometimes if a tooth or teeth cannot be saved then removal is required. This is known as dental extraction.
Dental pain and dental emergencies may be affecting your sleeping, eating and day to day work.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is cemented over a tooth. It covers the tooth and restores its shape, size, strength and/or improves its appearance.