City Of London Dentist Talks About Gum Disease
In the City of London, there is help for your gum disease. Gum disease affects approximately 75% of adults in the U.K. Specific anaerobic bacteria (i.e., don’t like oxygen), and their by-product and end-products, can cause gum disease. The body tries to defend against gum disease, however when the insult is too strong this may not be possible. When the gums swell, bleed, turn red, are painful, or there is temperature or visible pus present, gum disease is usually the cause. If treated early on, gum disease is reversible and treatable. However, if allows to progress, gum disease can turn to periodontal disease that is not reversible, but can be arrested (i.e., stopped).
Your City of London dentist or dentist hygienist will enforce upon you that prevention is the key, and will teach you how to properly care for your teeth and gums. There are also numerous treatments available at your City of London Dental Clinic. You should have dental checkups and professional dental cleanings at least twice a year. If your case is too advanced, your City of London dentist will possibly refer you to a gum specialist (i.e., periodontist). Treatments can involve scaling and root planning, antibiotics, and/or surgery.