Allowing plaque to build up on the surface of your teeth may eventually lead to the formation of tartar, which can damage your gums. Gum disease is the most common cause of adult tooth loss in the UK. Also known as periodontal disease, gum disease can be painful, cause infections, and even lead to bone erosion.
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Gum disease can often be avoided through an effective oral hygiene routine, and regular dental hygiene appointments. Despite this we would advise that the best way to stop problems developing is to look out for early warning signs, and get in contact with our team if you notice any of the following:
The effects of gum disease can be treated so it is important to ask for advice as soon as you notice symptoms. The treatment your dentist recommends will depend on how far your periodontitis has progressed. The first step they will undertake will be a thorough examination, which may include x-rays or scans.
The team at Carr Wood House Dental & Implant Centre is led by Dr Altaf Hussain (Principal Dentist - GDC No. 77944). Altaf has over 20 years experience in general practice and has completed extensive postgraduate education, which includes advanced qualifications in restorative and aesthetic dentistry and facial aesthetics.
Carr Wood House Dental & Implant Centre is monitored and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and all our dental team are members of the General Dental Council (GDC), so you can rest assured you are in safe hands with our team.