Healthy gums are an essential part of good oral health. Gum disease can be catastrophic to your smile, causing teeth to move position or even be lost entirely. Periodontal treatment is concerned with looking after your gums, preventing disease and reducing the risk of you suffering these kinds of unpleasant outcomes.
There are numerous risk factors associated with gum disease. Poor oral hygiene is an obvious one, but health issues such as diabetes, lifestyle choices such as smoking, and even otherwise healthy pregnant women are associated with an increased risk of gum problems. For those who are at higher risk, it is recommended that particular emphasis is placed on making regular visits to the hygienist to minimise the chances of developing gum disease and the associated outcomes such as receding gums and loose (or lost) teeth.
Scale and polish
Regular scaling and polishing treatments are great for removing tartar from teeth and around the gum line, but when tartar forms under the gums, a deeper clean is required to remove it. If left untreated, the patient is at risk of gum disease and periodontal pockets where the gums recede from the teeth. These pockets in the damaged gum can then spread to the bone, degrading it.
Although this deep cleaning treatment sounds uncomfortable, the hygienist will do everything to put you at ease and make the experience as stress free for you as possible. You can stop feeling nervous. At Highworth, we’re here for you (and your teeth).
Whatever treatment you choose with us at our dental practice in Swindon, you can be assured of the same excellent standard of patient care. We will walk you through every stage of your treatment, looking after you all the way. Book an appointment today.
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