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Gum Disease

Gum disease affects the gums and bone supporting your teeth. It begins with a build up of plaque on your teeth. Plaque is made up of bacteria. The easiest sign of disease is bleeding of the gums and this is called gingivitis. If left unchecked, the gums may start to become detached from the tooth forming ‘pockets’ in which plaque can build up. Deep cleaning (Root Surface Debridement) is a way of helping to stop gum disease. It involves ‘deep’ scaling to clean parts of teeth below the gumline.

What are the benefits?
•  Gum treatment can prevent tooth loss so that you keep your own teeth.
•  Your teeth and gums will look better.
•  Your mouth will feel cleaner and healthier.

Need an appointment?
call 01483 556 221