Healthy gums are essential for good oral health and issues with your gums can also lead to a range of wider health problems. To help protect your gums, it’s important to prevent plaque and tartar from building up in between teeth and along the gum line. When this happens, it creates a breeding ground for bacteria which can then attack your teeth. Plaque and tartar buildup can lead to a condition known as periodontal disease or gum disease. This can eventually lead to bone erosion and tooth loss.
To book your treatment for gum disease, get in touch with our team today. You can call us on 01904 659023 or use the link below to send us a message.Make an enquiry
You can take steps to prevent gum disease by learning how to spot the signs and acting quickly. Regularly attending the dentist for checkups and hygienist for cleanings will also help us to identify less obvious signs of gum disease. If you’ve spotted the following signs of gum disease, we encourage you to get in touch to arrange a checkup as soon as possible:
Gum disease intervention is much easier with early detection. This is why we encourage our patients to visit the dentist at least once a year. You can also visit sooner if you are concerned about your oral health. The treatment you receive will depend on your individual case and will be customised to your needs.
We start with a detailed examination and take X-rays and scans if required. This allows us to see the extent of the damage. Next, we can advise on the best course of action for your case and provide you with a comprehensive treatment plan.
The team at Clifton Dental & Implant Practice is led by Dr Altaf Hussain (Principal Dentist - GDC No. 77944). Altaf has over 20 years experience in general practice and has completed extensive postgraduate education, which includes advanced qualifications in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics.
Clifton Dental & Implant Practice is monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and all our dental team are members of the General Dental Council (GDC), so you can rest assured you are in safe hands with our team.