Crystal Dental Macclesfield

Gum Disease



at Crystal Dental Clinic, in Macclesfield

Healthy gums and good oral hygiene are necessary foundations for a healthy mouth and body. 19 out of 20 people suffer from gum disease at some point in their life. Evidence has shown that gum disease has been found to be associated with other systemic disease, such as heart disease. Gum disease causes bleeding gums, sore gums, bad breath, sensitivity, loose teeth and tooth loss. Healthy gums and good oral hygiene are necessary foundations for a healthy mouth and body.

We take gum disease seriously and emphasise prevention. If you have gum disease already, we will help you to stabilise your gum condition. Our dentists always review your gum condition at your oral health assessment appointment.  A bespoke plan will be advised to all our patients. Gum disease can be stabilised and even reversed if caught in its early stages. However, the severe form of gum disease is very tough to treat and impossible to cure. Our dentists and hygienist will try their best to help you to delay the progression of your gum disease.

We offer 20, 30 or 40 minute appointments with our hygienist.

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    1. How do I know if I have gum disease?

      At Crystal dental clinic, our dentist will assess your gum condition and inform you your gum status. Please feel free to ask our dentist about your condition and suitable care plan for condition.

    2. Who can I speak to about gum disease?

      At crystal dental clinic, we taken gum disease seriously and all our staff are fully trained about gum disease. If you have any questions about gum disease, please speak to our dentists, hygienist or you can ask questions here. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, we will get back to you as soon as we can.

    3. What is gum disease?

      Gum disease is a common condition among adults in the UK, where the gums become swollen, sore or infected. There are two forms of gum disease, gingivitis and periodontal disease.

    4. What are the signs of gum disease?

      If you have gum disease, your gums could look red or swollen and your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth.  You might also notice bad breath. This early stage of gum disease is known as gingivitis.

      Over time, if left untreated, gingivitis can progress into periodontal disease. There are several types of periodontal disease and they all affect the tissues supporting the teeth. As the disease worsens, the bone anchoring the teeth in the jaw is gradually lost, making teeth loose and more likely to eventually fall out.

    5. What causes gum disease?

      Gum disease is caused by plaque, which is a sticky substance containing bacteria that forms on the surface of the teeth every day. The bacteria cause the gums to become inflamed and bleed easily.

    6. Can gum disease be treated?

      To prevent and treat gum disease, you need to make sure you remove all the plaque from your teeth every day. This is done by brushing twice a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride and cleaning in between the teeth with ‘interdental’ brushes or floss. The dentist or hygienist can help you by cleaning off any tartar (hard plaque), allowing you to clean more effectively at home.

      If you have periodontal disease, the dentist or hygienist will need to take measurements of the gums around each tooth and x-rays may also be needed to find out how much bone has been lost. This assessment is very important so the correct treatment can be prescribed for you.

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