Gum disease is extremely common and is the leading cause of tooth loss. Most people will experience some degree of Gum Disease, also known as Periodontitis, at some point in their lives. The good news is that it is almost completely preventable with proper oral care.
At Horsley Dental, our dentists focus on preventing problems before they happen and we advise regular Oral Hygiene visits and check-ups. We can spot any potential dangers and take the appropriate action where necessary. If you are already experiencing any issues with your gums then we can treat the problem before it develops into something more serious.
It is very important to take good care of your gums. Gum disease develops when bacteria builds up on teeth along the gum line. This hardens into tartar which then infects and enflames the gums. If left untreated, Gum Disease can initially lead to bleeding gums and bad breath. If allowed to progress further it will develop into more serious problems and eventually tooth loss. Severe Gum Disease can be treated by a specialist Periodontist.
Oral Hygiene appointments are the most effective way to keep your teeth and gums healthy. The hygienist will thoroughly clean your teeth along the gum line to prevent the build up of plaque. They will also carefully check your gums, look out for any potential issues and advise accordingly.
If you have concerns about Gum Disease or would like to arrange a Hygiene Appointment, please call our reception on 01483 281 414. To find out how much Hygiene Appointments cost at Horsley Dental, please visit our Fees page to see our latest prices.