Gum disease is an oral infection caused by bacterial growth on your teeth. The plaque built up is called tartar, and it can even get under the gum line, causing inflammation, swelling and discolouration. Your gums might even pull away from your teeth! At Diss Dental Health Centre we will be able to treat your gum disease with safe and effective periodontal therapy.
Scaling and polishing your teeth is one of the most important ways to keep your mouth healthy and clean. Everyone gets some plaque on their teeth which you can brush off very easily. If that plaque is left, it comes into contact with calcium in saliva and hardens to form tartar otherwise known as calculus.
If it’s left for a few days it may cause gingivitis – bleeding when you brush. If it’s left for years or even months it can attack the gums and the bone causing loose teeth and bad breath (periodontal disease).
Scaling and polishing need to be carried out carefully and thoroughly to avoid all these issues. Hygienists don’t just quickly clean teeth, they spend the time to make sure all calculus or tartar is gone, they polish the teeth to make them smooth so they feel great, and they spend time ensuring you can keep your teeth this way.
Hygienists play an important part in dental health and are mainly concerned with preventative health care.
Periodontal treatment will depend on the type and severity of the disease. We will evaluate for periodontal disease and recommend the appropriate treatment.
Good oral hygiene practices and regular hygiene care are essential to maintaining dental health and keeping periodontal disease under control.
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