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Dentist Meopham

Have you ever noticed blood after brushing? Has this happened more than once in recent weeks or months? If this is the case, you may be suffering from gingivitis or gum disease, and it’s important to start treating this as soon as you can.

Gum disease is not only the most common cause of tooth loss, but it’s also one of the most common diseases in the world. Yet every day, people ignore or are unaware of the signs and symptoms of gum disease.

Many patients are surprised to learn that keeping their gums healthy is vital for the long-term health of their teeth. The gums and jaw bone are the main supportive structures of your teeth, and if their health is compromised, you risk losing your teeth.

Periodontitis is a severe form of gum disease which can lead to damage of the gums, tissue and jaw bone. It requires urgent attention from one of our experienced team members.

How do we treat periodontitis?

Our dentists and hygienists help you to avoid gum disease by thoroughly cleaning your gum line during routine appointments. We also recommend maintaining a strong home care routine to prevent an excessive build-up of plaque on the teeth and gum line. We can also remove plaque from periodontal pockets that may have formed around the teeth

In addition, we offer preventative advice so you can properly care for your gums and we will also arrange regular follow ups to review your gum health.

The extent of periodontal treatment you require depends on the severity of the disease. In more advanced cases, we will refer you to a periodontal specialist.

If you would like further information, click here or request an appointment by calling 01474 815500

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