We’re extremely fortunate to have a highly talented and skilled team here at Plymouth Dental, who’ll work with you throughout the course of your gum disease treatment. They’ll make sure that your treatment rectifies any disease you may currently have, as well as providing you with extensive education throughout; to ensure preventative action is taken at home and in the future.
Do you you suffer with bad breath? Do your gums bleed easily when brushing? Do you have swollen or puffy gums? These are all signs of gum disease, also known as gingivitis, which, if left untreated, can lead to periodontal disease and tooth loss.
A more serious form of gum disease, periodontal disease, affects the supporting structures and tissues around the teeth. The gum will start pulling away from teeth and bone loss can occur, which causes teeth to loosen and possibly fall out.
Various factors can hamper the immune response with regards to fighting the bacteria that causes gum disease, such as smoking, diet, stress and diabetes – although some individuals are more susceptible than others.
Initially, any tartar caused by the bacteria will be removed from the gum line by scaling the teeth. However, if the disease has already destroyed any of the support mechanisms for the teeth, then the bacteria and calculus will be cleaned from underneath the gum.
Periodontal treatment is provided over a course of appointments, which can vary; depending on how severe the disease is. Those with a more aggressive form of gum disease may need antibiotics at the end of their treatment in order to fight any remaining bacteria.
The cost of your treatment plan will depend on how severe your case is, so without a prior consultation with a dentist, accurate costs cannot be provided. During your appointment, your dentist will provide you with information on the options available, including finance options to spread the cost of your treatment into manageable monthly payments (terms apply).
For an indication of our ‘from’ prices, please visit our treatment fees page.
As a healthcare provider, we have always adhered to high infection control standards. Based on government guidance, our practice continues to adapt and intensify our protocols so our staff can care for our patients safely while the coronavirus remains a threat to everyone’s health.
To help explain these new measures, we have produced a short video: