Gum disease is a common but easily treatable problem. Our dentists can help diagnose and treat gum disease
Gum Disease Treatment in Dundrum, Dublin
At Glenville Dental, our aim is to help improve the overall dental health of our patients. We treat all forms of gum disease. Gingivitis is the simplest form of gum disease, and is often a reaction to a build up of plaque on the teeth. This plaque is a soft, sticky substance made up of bacteria. If plaque has been present for some time it hardens and is called tartar or calculus. Early signs of gum disease include bleeding of the gums, or gums looking red or swollen. Regular dental appointments including scaling and polishing can significantly improve your overall gum health.
Why Choose Us To Cure Your Gum Disease?
Our expert dentists will help catch the symptoms of gum disease early on, and provide personalised treatment to prevent any further issues. We will coach you through the correct methods for brushing and flossing your teeth so you can continue to maintain optimal oral health at home, and also offer specialised periodontal treatments for advanced gum disease. All our services are offered at very competitive prices, and are always delivered with professional care and attention to minimise any discomfort for our patients. We want to help you optimise your gum health.
Gum Disease Types
Gum disease isn’t always painful and so many people are unaware they have it. If you regularly clean and floss, you should have healthy gums that are pink, firm and keep your teeth securely in place. When your gums start to bleed when you clean them, or are sore to touch, you have likely developed the first stage of gum disease, gingivitis. From here symptoms become progressively worse, including chronic bad breath, a receding gum line, and the eventual loss of teeth in advanced cases.
Gum disease can progress to include the tissues which hold the teeth in place. These tissues start to break down and pockets in the gum form around the teeth which allow even more plaque to accumulate. This stage is called chronic periodontitis. Although usually painless, it can become quite severe if not treated resulting in teeth becoming loose, appearing to move position or even falling out.
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Risk Factors for Gum Disease
Gum disease is mostly caused by poor oral hygiene. Lifestyle choices can also impact the health of your gums. For instance smoking interferes with the normal function of gum tissue, making your mouth more vulnerable to gum infections. Some prescription medications can reduce the amount of saliva you produce, leaving you with a dry mouth where bacteria can more readily spread. Crooked or misaligned teeth can also cause issues as they are harder to clean in between.
Is Gum Disease Curable?
The early stage of gum disease, known as gingivitis, is reversible. Early diagnosis and intervention is key. At Glenville Dental, our team of dentists, hygienist, and periodontist provides a comprehensive range of treatments which can significantly improve your overall gum health.
No. 5, Pembroke Cottages, Main Street, Dundrum, Dublin 14
Phone: 01 298 1133
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