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Periodontitis (also referred to as gum disease) causes the gums to become swollen, sore or infected and can lead to tooth loss if left untreated.

8.52% of adults age 20 to 64 suffer from gum infection and disease. National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research

At Gentle Dental we use advanced technology to reverse the effects shown by gum disease and use high-quality dental implants to replace teeth lost to the disease.

Symptoms of gum disease include:

It is often the case that when one tooth has become loose that surrounding teeth may follow – especially with the added pressure on the jaw and bite.

Dental implants are often the prescribed treatment for replacing missing teeth due to their strength and durability.

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The four stages of periodontal disease

  1. Gingivitis: It is vital that you receive treatment during this early stage because it is the only stage that is reversible. After this stage, the gum disease will have had time to attack and weaken the bones. Often, it is difficult to detect so it is important you receive regular check-ups and follow a good oral hygiene routine. However, some indicators of this early stage can include; bleeding when brushing/flossing and bad breath.
  2. Slight Periodontal Disease: Though this stage is irreversible, it is definitely more manageable than the later stages. The earlier you detect things the easier it is to treat and salvage your oral health. The longer you leave things, the more time the bacteria has to evolve which eventually leads to irreversible bone loss.
  3. Moderate Periodontal Disease: During this stage, the same symptoms as stage 2 occur though slightly more intense, which includes; swelling, redness of the gums, bad breath, blood when you are cleaning your teeth.
  4. Advanced Periodontal Disease: During the final stage you have a large change of bone loss, at about 50-90%. You will experience the symptoms listed above, and the swollen gums may begin to ooze pus, with increased sensitivity to cold temperatures, further loosening of teeth and pain while chewing.

Treating periodontal disease quickly is the best way to ensure as little long-term damage as possible on your oral condition.

By scheduling regular check-ups with your dentist and practising good oral hygiene habits, and avoiding things like smoking, you can dramatically reduce your likelihood of becoming victim to periodontal disease.

However, once you progress past the gingivitis stage it can be extremely difficult to slow or eliminate periodontal disease.

Speak to one of our expert dentists today.

Call 020 8224 7562.

Can I have dental implants if I have gum disease?

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For dental implants to be successful, you need to have healthy teeth and gums prior to their insertion.

If you suffer from the periodontal disease then your mouth is already prone to infection and your mouth will be more likely to reject the implant.

If you do not have any active gum disease, there is no issue and we can proceed with the implant process!

If you suffer from periodontitis but you need an implant, the first step is to carry out full analysis on your case and decipher whether or not the gum disease can be treated and managed.

There are certain techniques and treatment methods we can apply to restore your oral state and make your mouth suitable for dental implants.

Sometimes dental implants are required in the post-periodontitis recovery treatment as they can replace lost teeth and avoid further movement of teeth.

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Treatment can include:

  • Root planning
  • Scaling and polishing the teeth
  • Restorative treatment including dental implants, crowns and bridges

These treatments can help with regeneration and bone and gum rebuilding and save your smile and confidence.

See: Dental implants vs dentures

Our top tips to avoid gum disease:

  • Brush your teeth twice daily, for 2 minutes
  • Floss regularly
  • Avoid smoking
  • Book regular checkups with your dentist

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Gentle Dental is positioned in the heart of East Molesey. Our care is highly-rated and trusted throughout Surrey and south-west London.

We are just a short walking distance from Hampton Court station and we are a reliable and popular choice of practice, has been providing exceptional dental care in the area for over 25 years.

Click here to book a free consultation with one of our advisors and find out the best way to treat gum disease, before it’s too late.


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