Gum Disease Treatment in Leixlip

One of the most important aspects of dental health is maintaining a clean mouth to promote healthy gums, a critical aspect of oral health.

When gums become inflamed, tender or bleed during brushing it may indicate that you have gum disease.

The team at River Forest Dental pride themselves at offering expert service to our patients to help ensure your gums return to the fullness of health. We will provide you with the correct advice in terms of cleaning and maintaining your oral hygiene to ensure gum disease is prevented.

Should you be concerned that you may be experiencing gum disease please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Some of the most frequently asked questions around gum disease are answered here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Gum disease can be a sign of two things – gingivitis and periodontal disease.
Periodontal disease arises when the tissues supporting your teeth become infected, sore or swollen.
Gingivitis happens when the gums have become inflamed and you notice them bleeding during brushing. If Gingivitis is not dealt with it can result in periodontal disease and ultimately result in the risk of bone loss followed by tooth loss if not treated.

At some point in your life you will probably experience an aspect of gum disease. Gum disease has been identified as the most common reason for tooth-loss and therefore must be treated. Gum disease is a gradual process. Regular dental check-ups can slow this process down helping you to ensure you retain your natural teeth throughout your life.
Plaque is a film of bacteria that forms on the surface of your teeth. If plaque is not removed daily it will build up and ultimately result in you experiencing gum disease. Maintaining a regular oral hygiene routine including regular brushing and flossing will reduce the build-up of plaque thereby ensuring you are helping to prevent the onset of gum disease.
The onset of gum disease is a slow process and is often painless. The fact that it is painless and slow means you won’t even know you are developing gum disease until problems associated with gum disease happen. This can be manifested in abscesses, sore gums and even the discharge of puss around the tooth. If gum disease is not treated it can lead to the loss of bone support around the tooth followed by tooth loss. The longer the problem goes untreated the harder it is to reverse.
A normal dental check-up will identify the presence of gum disease. Once identified, a suitable course of treatment will be agreed. Should you be diagnosed with periodontal disease you may require an x-ray to identify how much, if any, bone loss has occurred.
You will be referred to one of our hygienists for a series of deep cleans as well as instruction in correct oral hygiene. Further appointments will be required to monitor your progress and to ensure the disease is be treated appropriately. Once the process of cleaning has been completed a patient can also consider having teeth-whitening to maximise the aesthetic look of the smile. River Forest Dental can offer such a service.
In some instances, a deeper clean of the tooth roots is required to ensure that any remaining bacterial elements are removed. Should this extra work be required a patient will receive medication to numb the gums during the treatment process.
Once identified and treated, periodontal disease can be reversed and kept at bay with good home dental hygiene. However, it should be noted that medical issues such as diabetes can hinder recovery. The reversal can also be affected if you are a smoker.

If you have any other questions, please contact us