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Periodontal disease affects the gums, bone and other supporting tissues of the teeth.

Periodontal (gum) diseases in the simplest form – gingivitis – is often a reaction to the build up of plaque on teeth. The earliest sign of gum disease is bleeding. Gums may also look red or woollen. Good mouth hygiene can often cure gum disease, by brushing twice a day and using floss and a medicated mouthwash, as advised by your dentist or therapist.

If not tackled early, the disease may progress so that the tissue holding teeth in place starts to break down, and if not treated can result in teeth becoming loose.

Scaling and polishing by a dentist or therapist can help keep the mouth clean. In more severe cases of gum disease, it may be necessary for the dentist or therapist to clean below the gumline – very occasionally surgery may be required to treat the affected areas. If allowed to progress too far, gum disease may result in the removal of the tooth.

Good mouth hygience, quitting smoking and eating a health diet can all help to resist gum diseases. Your dentist or therapist will be happy to discuss ways you can avoid the problems of periodontal diseases.

If you have any questions about periodontal or would like to book an appointment please contact one of our east yorkshire dental studios.


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Brough Dentists

Brough Dental Studio
19 Welton Road
Brough, HU15 IDR

01482 668146

01482 666968

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Edward House Dental Studio
10 Railway Street
Beverley, HU17 0DX

01482 871704

01482 864077

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Grimsby Dental Studio
410 Hainton Ave
Grimsby, DN32 9QR

01472 343186

01472 342685