Gum Disease Treatment
Here at Bray Dental, we offer periodontal treatment, an area concerned with the maintenance and treatment of gums. Gum disease is becoming increasingly common and is the number one cause of tooth loss, more so than tooth decay. Its causes include smoking and poor oral health, amongst others. Our dental experts will be able to identify symptoms of gum disease and recommend suitable periodontal treatment. Procedures range from uncomplicated, complex and advanced periodontal treatment according to the severity of your teeth.
What is gum disease?
Gum disease is a bacterial infection that affects the gums and bone which support your teeth. Plaque, caused when a good level of oral hygiene is not maintained, if left untreated, can result in gingivitis and other forms of gum disease. It is therefore important to have regular check-ups. In the worst case scenario, gum disease can result in having numerous teeth permanently removed and the need for cosmetic treatment to improve the aesthetics of your smile.
We always recommend maintaining a good oral hygiene routine, consisting of brushing, flossing and using mouthwash twice a day to fight against bacteria and plaque.
Signs of gum disease
There are a few signs you can look out for which may an indication of gum disease, as outlined below:
- Bleeding gums after brushing your teeth
- Swelling or inflammation of the gums
- Discoloration or a bluish tinge to the gums
- Red shiny swollen gums
If you suffer from any of the above symptoms and want to investigate it further, you can book an appointment with one of our dentists. At Bray Dental the patient is number one priority and we will make sure that you feel comfortable and satisfied with any treatment to be carried out.
(Swiss Cottage/Belsize Park):
4 Bray Tower,
London, NW3 3JX
Nearest underground stations are Swiss Cottage (Jubilee Line) and Chalk Farm (Northern Line) - access to Bray Dental from Adelaide Road (opposite Co-op) and Fellows Road.
Tel: 020 7722 6000
Mon - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Tues 9:00am - 5:30pm
Weds - 9am - 7pm
Thurs 9 am - 5:30pm
Fri 9am - 5:30pm
Sat 9am - 1:30pm
(late visits on Mon and Wed)