Gum disease is a common condition in the UK, this is why we provide gum disease screening in Manchester and Cheshire. There are two main types of gum disease; gingivitis and periodontal disease.
What is Gingivitis & Periodontal Disease?
Gingivitis is a disease that affects the gums causing inflammation, soreness and tissue infection. Because of this condition, gums will appear red and swollen often bleeding during brushing. If gingivitis is left untreated and becomes a frequent problem, periodontal disease could develop. This disease affects the tissues that support the teeth; if the disease worsens your teeth can become loose and even fall out if left untreated. If you notice any of these signs we recommend that you visit us for gum disease screening in Manchester.
Gum disease is caused by plaque. Bacteria develops on the teeth and gums daily; although much of this bacteria will not affect the health of your teeth negatively, some of it will. You can prevent the build up of plaque and gum disease through daily brushing and flossing.
Symptoms of gum disease
- Red & swollen gums
- Bleeding gums when brushing or flossing
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- A persistent unpleasant taste in your mouth
- Gum abscesses
What happens if left untreated?
When gum disease develops it is usually painless, you may be unaware that you have it. This is why our preventative dental treatment includes regular gum disease screening in Cheshire. If gum disease is left untreated gum abscesses can occur and cause unpleasant pus to ooze around the tooth. If left for years you may experience tooth and bone loss. Treatment can then become problematic.
If you would like more information about gum disease screening in Manchester or gum disease screening in Cheshire, please contact our expert team who can provide you with the advice that you require.