0131 225 7576
It’s much better to keep your gums as healthy as possible, than it is to get our very best periodontal (gum) treatment! If you are at all concerned that you have bleeding gums or that you may have gingivitis let us help you now!
Our aim is that all our patients should have the best gum health possible. Great gum health goes with great general health and you can also be confident that your breath is fresh. Our regular patients know that we go on and on about flossing and brushing your teeth. That’s because we have high expectations for our patients and we work with our hygienists to help you keep plaque under control and your homecare skills up to the job!
We want your gums to stay healthy. Your gums and the bone that is round your teeth are the foundation of your teeth.
Poor gum health shows up when gums are bleeding or swollen. Any bleeding at all means there is inflammation, which is known as gingivitis. Without treatment this inflammation can develop into a further type of infection known as periodontitis. This affects the whole bone around the tooth. Even at this stage, periodontitis can be treated, but once the bone round the teeth has disappeared, it doesn’t come back. In other words periodontitis leads to losing teeth.