Gum Disease

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Infection that affects the gums and bone supporting the teeth. It begins when the bacteria in plaque builds up on your teeth causing the gums to become inflamed.

With time, plaque can spread and grow below the gum line. The tissues and bone that support the teeth are broken down and destroyed. Gums separate from the teeth, forming pockets (spaces between the teeth and gums) that become infected. As the disease progresses, the pockets deepen and more gum tissue and bone are destroyed.

Eventually, teeth can become loose and may have to be removed.

Symptoms of gum disease:

You may not know as it is often not painful & no symptoms.

Bleeding from the gums when you brush your teeth.

Red and swollen gums

Bad breath/ metallic taste.

Sensitivity to hot and cold and when getting cleaned by the dentist (due to gums receding leaving the sensitive roots exposed.

Eventually your teeth can become wobbl.

You may get gum abscesses (pus collecting under the gum).

How is gum disease traeted?

Deep Cleaning: If you have gum disease, you need more extensive scaling to remove plaque and tartar from the pockets that have formed. Usually takes 4 visits, doesn’t hurt as one corner of your mouth is numbed and cleaned at a time.

It's Your Choice: if you want to treat your gum disease, make an appointment for deep cleaning.

Costs‚ Rs. 90 per of your mouth (usually‚ Rs. 150 per visit in most other dental surgeries).

Up to 20% of the cost can be claimed back from the taxman. We will even complete the necessary forms for you!