Gum or periodontal disease occurs if plaque is allowed to build up on your teeth. It can go unnoticed until it is quite advanced. The gums become red and swollen and a space called (pocket) forms between the gum and the teeth. These pockets then fill with plaque, and the fibres that hold the teeth in place are attacked by bacteria and eventually the tooth is lost.
Anything that traps plaque must be dealt with such as calculus and poor fillings. Professional cleaning and other treatments may be necessary to control gum disease. Our hygienist can give you advice on the correct home care for your teeth and gums.
For general information on a condition and treatment? Visit the British Dental Health Foundation . The BDHF is an independent charity dedicated to raising public awareness about the benefits of improving oral health.
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