A chronic bacterial infection in your gums
Gum or periodontal diseases
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a chronic bacterial infection. Often, you cannot tell that you have gum disease unless you have been assessed by a dentist or hygienist.
At the practice, Dr Mervyn Druian and Dr Leonard Fox frequently diagnose and treat gum disease. They are highly experienced in this field and have an extremely high success rate for these cases.
Everyone has bacteria in their mouth, but certain people are at a higher risk for developing gum disease due to their genetics, being overweight, smoking or their age (65+).
The good news is that the progression of gum disease can be stopped if the bacteria is properly removed from the pockets with thorough and frequent treatment at the practice.
We can help you with gum disease
At The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, our leading dentists, Dr Mervyn Druian and Dr Leonard Fox, have experience in diagnosing and treating gum disease in our patients, and have an extremely high success rate for these cases.
If you are diagnosed with the condition, not only are your teeth at risk, but ongoing bacterial infection in the mouth can lead to serious health problems elsewhere in your body. When your gums are chronically inflamed, the bacteria can enter into your bloodstream and spread to other parts of your body. Some conditions that have been linked to gum disease include: heart disease, diabetes, arthritis and pre-term births in pregnant women. Research has also linked smoking and obesity to gum disease.
In other words, it’s really important that gum disease is treated properly and quickly, and good oral health is restored. At The London Centre for Cosmetic Dentistry, we’re proud of our team’s expertise and first-class patient care. Our consultants will work with you to determine your gum disease treatment needs, and they’ll make sure you feel relaxed and reassured every step of the way.
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