Gum disease or periodontal disease is an inflammatory condition of gums and supporting structures, which, if severe, or left untreated can lead to loss of tissues that hold your teeth and ultimately tooth loss. This is caused by a sticky film of bacteria called ‘plaque’ or ‘biofilm’ that forms constantly on your teeth. This plaque can be removed by brushing your teeth twice a day and regular dental scale and clean. If plaque is not removed, it hardens into calculus or ‘tartar’ along and under the gums. It pulls the gum away from your teeth and forms pockets that make removal of plaque difficult for you and help from a dentist is required to treat periodontal disease.
The good news is that gum disease can be treated successfully! In the first couple of visits we scale and clean the tooth and root surfaces of teeth to remove plaque and tartar deposits. This helps the gum to heal and causes reduction of pockets. In the subsequent visit, we reassess the pocket depth and we might advise only maintenance rather than active treatment.
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