TREATING GUM DISEASE
If you have noticed your gums bleeding or looking red rather than pink in colour, this often means your gums are inflamed. Your dentist will also be able to spot if gums are inflamed and will let you know if this is the case. If the gums are inflamed for a prolonged period of time, this will need to be treated to prevent tooth loosening and tooth loss.
What does the procedure involve?
Your dentist will thoroughly clean the teeth to remove any plaque and tartar both above and below the gumline, especially hidden inside any gum pockets. They will also discuss with you exactly the procedures required for your home oral hygiene. The success of the treatment relies very heavily on your motivation and oral hygiene regime at home.
How long will it last?
The success of treatment depends on the risk factors. The most important are oral hygiene and smoking, although genetics and diabetes also have effects. In any case, the better these factors are controlled, the more stable the disease will be, and the longer it will be before teeth start to come loose.
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County Road Dental Practice, 158-160 County Road, Liverpool L4 5PH
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|Wednesday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Thursday||08:30 - 16:30|
|Friday||08:30 - 15:30|