If you are suffering from bleeding gums, discomfort or swollen gums, you may have the first signs of gum disease but be warned, gum disease does not always present obvious symptoms. Most people suffer from gum disease at some point in their adult life but the good news is that, although gum disease can lead to further dental issues, a regular programme of hygiene and specialist treatment can control it, allowing you to remain proud of your smile.
The major cause of gum disease is the thin film of bacteria on your teeth that you know as plaque. Not all of these bacteria are harmful but there are a few that can do significant damage. A good routine of brushing and interdental cleaning can usually prevent and treat your gum disease but it is also important to regularly visit our modern dental surgery in Macclesfield where our expert team will monitor for signs of disease and, where appropriate, suggest x-rays to measure bone loss. There are a number of different ways to deal with gum disease and we will put together a personalised treatment plan to suit your smile. Preventative measures for gum disease include:
At Mac Dental we will discuss your gum disease treatment and help you take the necessary steps to protect your smile for years to come. Left uncontrolled, gum disease can cause gingivitis (inflammation), bone loss and lost teeth but the good news is that a routine of good dental hygiene and regular visits to our hygienist can hold symptoms at bay and keep your smile happy.
At Mac Dental, we can help you with all issues related to gum disease. For an initial assessment and consultation, make an appointment to visit us in Macclesfield today.