What Can Happen Left Untreated
With the symptoms often not being visible and a lot of our patients going many years without being aware of gum disease, it can be very destructive if left too long. It can lead to gum abscesses and can cause permanent damage to the surrounding structural integrity of the bone surrounding. It is vital that if you feel any sort of discomfort, you come and see us immediately and get it sorted as early as possible.
Why Is Treatment So Important
Ensuring that your gums are as healthy as they can be is vital to maintaining good oral health. It is so important to stop this particular disease early and save your teeth from further damage. We aim to have your mouth as healthy as it can be as soon as possible and when referring back to your dentist, we provide them will a full breakdown of the treatment and the current state of your oral health.
How Do I know If I Have Gum Infection
The symptoms of Periodontal Disease (“gum disease”) or Periodontitis (previously called Chronic or Aggressive Periodontitis) include swollen, red or even bleeding gums, halitosis (bad breath), receding gums, loose teeth and gaps caused by the physical structures of the gums breaking down. Unfortunately, some of these symptoms actually occur painlessly which is why so many patients allow the disease to progress without investigation or treatment.
If your gums are bleeding, teeth feel wobbly or loose, halitosis / bad breath, gums and/or bone are shrinking, shrinking or receding gums and gaps forming between your teeth or have noticed your teeth moving position gradually or suddenly, then you should urgently seek our opinion and treatment.
Whether your front or back teeth, upper or lower teeth are affected, it important not to delay having a consultation and assesment so suitable treatment options can be presented to you.