As a part of your extensive dental examination we always check the health of your gums. Gum disease is a slow disease that affects the gums and bone that support your teeth. Some of the tell tale signs are bleeding on brushing, bad breath, bad taste and loose teeth.
There are two types of gum disease:
- Gingivitis- inflammation of the gums which often results in bleeding on brushing. This is a reversible disease.
- Periodontitis- If gingivitis is not treated it can spread below the gums, affecting the bone supporting your teeth. The bone and gum eventually recede and your teeth become looser and looser until they eventually fall out. Once you have periodontitis you will need treatment and assistance from your hygienist regularly.
At Dant Y Coed many of our dental nurses have a certificate in Oral Health Education. They run their own oral health clinics with prevention in priority, offering new advice and reinforcing the importance of good oral hygiene. We also have a hygienist and three dental therapists working together offering the best treatment for our patient’s gums. If you have any questions please get in touch with our team.