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Gum Disease

Did you know bleeding gums are a serious sign of Gum Disease ?

Advanced gum disease is also known as periodontal disease, which can lead to permanent bone and tooth loss.

Symptoms often begin with bleeding when you brush or floss and swollen or sensitive gums. Patients also report receding gumlines, bad breath and lose or mobile teeth.  Pain and discomfort can also result.

So what are the causes of Gum Disease

Periodontal disease is caused by hardened plaque and tartar build-up on teeth and just below the gumline. When brushing and flossing do not remove the softer build-up, it calcifies into place.

Regular hygiene appointments will gently remove this build-up so that it no longer causes an infection. If left in place, the deposits will cause the gum and bone to creep away from the tooth.

At discount Dental we offer extended deep cleanings to help you treat and manage gum disease before it is too late. We can defiantly help and in many cases prevent serious irreversible damage from occurring. If you’re experiencing symptoms of a gum infection, and aren’t seeing results from brushing and flossing more specialised care at the clinic is needed.

We also understand that frequent deep cleans can and do add up – you will find we are much more affordable than the average practice and we pride ourselves in making this vital service attainable for the average patient.

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