Gum disease is the main cause of tooth loss. People are often unaware they have it because it is not painful and doesn’t affect their daily life, but if left untreated the impact can be serious, damaging the bone and tissues that support the teeth
The key thing to know about gum disease is that it is preventable and, particularly in the early stages is relatively easy to treat and stabilise.
If you have any concerns about gum disease or think you may have some of the symptoms please contact us and speak to a member of our team and they will arrange an appointment for you.
Importance to general wellbeing
More and more studies are linking poor oral health to conditions like heart disease and diabetes, although the exact role of gum disease is not clear we do know inflammation anywhere in the body isn’t good so treating gum disease at the earliest opportunity is important.
More than 45% of adults in the UK are affected by gum disease and, even at its most mild level, it can affect quality of life.
If you are experiencing bleeding gums, gums that have come away from the teeth, persistent bad breath or bad taste or teeth that are loose or changing position, book an appointment at Pure Periodontics.
To find out more about treating gum disease please call us on 020 7247 7400 to speak our friendly team or fill out our contact form.