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Periodontal treatment targets advanced gum disease, to preserve and strengthen your teeth’s supporting structures.

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease and requires urgent attention from one of our skilled dentists at Royal Wharf Dental.

If left untreated, periodontitis can lead to serious problems such as tender and painful gums, ‘pockets’ forming around the teeth, receding gums, loosening of teeth and tooth loss. The jaw bone can also become weaker and unable to support the teeth.

Our team offers a variety of periodontal treatments to restore your gums back to health. We will also provide advice on how to properly care for your gums and the types of dental products you should be using.

Occasionally, some cases of periodontal disease require surgical intervention. While we will do all we can to avoid this stage, if this is necessary, we will refer you to the right professional so you receive the care and attention your gums needs.

Why does gum disease occur?

There are a number of reasons people develop gum disease, we have listed a few below:

  • Poor hygiene is the main factor causing gum disease, as plaque can build-up on the gum line and cause inflammation, redness and soreness
  • Patients who smoke are more likely to suffer from gum disease
  • Diseases such as diabetes can make patients more prone to experiencing gum disease
  • Certain medication can affect the health of gums and heighten the likelihood of gum disease

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