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Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease or gingivitis in some forms, is a widespread health problem estimated to affect up to half of the adult population.

The disease destroys the healthy gum attachment to the roots of the teeth, leading to gum infection, gum recession, bone loss around the teeth, and halitosis (bad breath). If left untreated it will lead to tooth loosening, drifting and tooth loss.

Effects of gum disease

These slides & panoramic X-rays show the difference between a healthy patient (left) and one with advanced periodontal disease (right). You can see the gum recession and open ‘holes’ between the teeth, as well as the huge amount of bone loss around the roots of the teeth.

Advanced periodontal disease often leads to the loss of many teeth, leaving sufferers with severely compromised function and aesthetics, as well as affecting their general health and quality of life.

Causes of gum disease

Gum disease takes hold in the mouth most commonly due to built-up deposits around the teeth and gums – also known as plaque. When we eat and drink, fine fragments of what we consume can become lodged between our teeth and gums, often so fine we don’t even know about it. 

Brushing and flossing our teeth removes these deposits. However, if we don’t take care of our teeth properly, plaque begins to form, and the gathering bacteria can cause serious damage to our oral hygiene – symptoms of which include bleeding gums, bad smells, pain and wobbly teeth.

Treatment for gum disease

How to treat gum disease will depend on the severity of the patient and the progression of the condition. For example, if you are in the early stages of gum disease, a simple teeth cleaning and proper oral hygiene practice can bring you back to full health. Small lifestyle changes, such as stopping smoking or avoiding foods that stain the teeth, can also be a great help.

However, if the condition is more advanced, medicine, the removal of some teeth and even in-depth gum surgery may be required to remove the damaged teeth and tissue, ensuring the condition doesn’t spread any further. 

If you are concerned gum disease is taking hold, and you’re unsure how far along the severity ladder you are, speak to a Windsor Advanced Dentistry professional today.

How to prevent gum disease

Good oral hygiene practices performed on a consistent basis are the best way to avoid developing gum disease or a similar affliction.

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, flossing regularly and using mouthwash are all advisable. In doing this, you are limiting the chances of plaque build-up and not allowing gum disease to sneak its way in.

Why choose us to treat gum disease?

At The Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry, our team is highly skilled and experienced in treating patients at all levels of gum disease. Whether you need to improve your oral health to bring your smile back to how it should be, or if you require something more serious, we’re here to help.

Take a look through our case studies or reach out to us to understand more about our Periodontal treatments for gum disease that could be life-changing for you too. 

Of course, dental implants, implant dentistry, periodontal treatment, aesthetic dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, and cosmetic dental treatments all play a key role in getting the best results for our patients. Restorative dental treatment may include a range of treatments from tooth whitening, composite bonding, braces, root treatments, fillings, crowns, dental bridges, veneers, dental implants, plastic gum surgery, bone and gum rebuilding & grafting, and more!

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