Gum disease is important to keep under control. One of the main issues with gum disease is that as soon as you notice it as a patient, it has already got a hold. Gum disease can progress through its stages to become what is known as periodontal disease. Once gum disease has moved to periodontal disease, this affects the bone which surrounds your teeth. If the bone is affected in this way, it has a tendency to shrink back ultimately causing your teeth to become loose and possibly fall out.
Keeping gum disease at bay, is therefore a vital part of any dental health care routine.
Gum disease and heart disease
It has also been shown that there may be links between gum disease and heart disease. Many infections in the body have oral manifestations to, and there seems to be a link between those patients which have gum disease and those patients who have heart disease. So keeping your gums healthy, not only keeps your mouth healthy, but may also have an impact on keeping your whole body healthy.
Typical signs of gum disease.
- Red or puffy gums.
- Bleeding gums.
- Sore gums.
If you have any of these signs of gum disease, we recommend that you visit your dentist as soon as possible. Your dentist can then treat the gum disease, to prevent it is turning into a much more serious periodontal disease.
Who treats gum disease?
As dentistry has become more modern and high-tech, various members of the dental team have undertaken special training in order to provide the best dental care for local Bristol patients. A great example of this is hygienists.
Dental hygienists are specially trained in the science of maintaining excellent oral and dental health. They are the dental health adviser in any practice and provide a key role for any patient of that practice. As you will know, the more detailed a person works the more skill and knowledge they have about that particular detailed area. This is exactly the same with dental hygienists, because they work only with oral health they are by far the best person to help you maintain and keep your teeth for life.
Evolve dental practice works on an holistic policy, and always ensures that every patient sees the best person to deal with their specific dental problem. Evolve dentistry will often employ the services of a specialist dentist, and we include our dental hygienists in a similar group. Our dental hygienists work in close harmony with our dentists to ensure that you keep your teeth for life and prevent or treat gum disease as it happens. This