Gum Disease is caused by a build up of the bacteria which live in the plaque and tartar on your teeth. The harmful chemicals produced by the bacteria irritate your gums causing them to bleed.
If you don't remove plaque everyday, you may find that your gums become swollen and red and that they bleed easily when you brush your teeth.
As gum disease progresses, your gums may pull away from your teeth to form pockets or gaps between your teeth and gums. We call these gaps Periodontal Pockets.
As periodontal pockets can be very difficult to clean out properly, they tend to fill up with more plaque and tartar and become infected.
If allowed to progress this infection spreads further causing your teeth to become loose. Therefore, regular removal of bacteria, plaque and tartar professionally by the hygienist & cosmetic dentist is essential to maintain healthy gums. Excellent homecare is also vital.
Before & After Treatment
it is gum disease and not tooth decay that is the major cause of tooth loss in adult patients. We can treat and prevent gum disease so that you:
- Avoid fillings
- Reduce dental fees
- Keep your teeth for the long term
- Have fresh breath
|Laser Gum Treatment
For more complex gum problems we recommend simple and effective treatment using a laser.
Laser energy kills the bacteria that actually causes gum disease. There will be better healing of the gum pockets. The treatment is quick, painless and safe.