Gum disease is an inflammation of the gums which can progress to affect the bone surrounding the teeth. It’s exceptionally common and although the disease can become advanced, there’s a great deal that Shine Dental Care can do to both prevent and control it. We work together with our patients to tackle this problem and have an excellent track record in both prevention and treatment.
The symptoms of gum disease are typically red and inflamed or swollen gums, or gums that bleed when you brush your teeth. Most people have at least one case of mild gum disease during their lifetime with an estimated 50 to 90% of the UK’s adult population having some degree of gum disease.
At Shine Dental Care in Mansfield, we are proactive about good gum health and offer a wide range of gum treatments to tackle inflamed or bleeding gums. Regular consultations, scale and polishes, and an excellent oral health routine can all help your gums to heal. This kind of care helps to prevent further problems in the future and protects your long-term dental health.
In-depth periodontal surveys with our dentists
We carry out comprehensive periodontal surveys to assess gum disease and measure how advanced it is. Depending on your individual needs, we’ll then offer periodontal therapies to control and stabilise your gum health. If you have moderate to severe gum disease, you may need several visits. It’s really important to attend all appointments to get the problem under control to prevent future tooth loss.
Some people are more at risk from developing gum disease including smokers and people living with diabetes. Whatever your situation, we’re here to support you at Shine Dental Care and regular check-ups and hygiene appointments make a significant difference in reducing your risks and protecting your teeth.