If you know how to look after your gums you are right on-track to having healthy teeth for a long time.
At Waterside Dentalcare we want to help you prevent problems with your teeth before they occur and naturally help you put things right when you need us to.
Some people are susceptible to more severe gum health problems when the attachment is lost between the tooth and the bone. This is known as Periodontal Disease.
Periodontal Disease is responsible for around half of the amount of teeth which are lost in the UK, so it is really important that it is treated well and prevented from returning. In addition, Periodontal Disease has been associated with other problems, making conditions such as Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes worse. Treating your periodontal disease may not only help you save your teeth!
There are certain groups of patients who suffer more with periodontal disease. These include people who have it running in their family tree (genetically predisposed to problems), smokers, and people who have compromised immune systems (such as diabetes or HIV).
At Waterside Dentalcare we routinely carry out a full assessment of your gum health and make a treatment plan for your specific requirements. It is a combination of education, careful treatment and attention to the details. We will also accept referrals from dentists who have patients with more advanced periodontal disease.