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Do I have gum disease?

2018 September 17
by Sanjay Narda

Many adults currently have a degree of gum disease and many more will experience it at least once in their lives.

Gum disease is caused by plaque which forms in everybody’s mouths every day. If you don’t remove it all when you brush, the bacteria in the plaque will build up and start to irritate the gums and cause them to be inflamed. It is this inflammation that causes bleeding when you brush your teeth and is the first sign of gingivitis.

Gingivitis is reversible and will clear up if you have a visit to the hygienist and brush the area more thoroughly. If gingivitis is left untreated, the condition will progress into periodontitis which is an irreversible gum condition that eventually leads to tooth loss.

If you notice that your gums bleed when you brush, are sore and inflamed, or if you have bad breath then you probably have gum disease. It is important to visit the dentist, so they can advise the best course of treatment for gum disease to avoid the condition getting any worse.

To book an appointment, please call us on 01844 343381 or visit our dental practice in Bucks. We see patients from Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Thame and the surrounding areas.

Dr Sanjay Narda

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