Periodontal therapy is the treatment and prevention of gum disease
Periodontal therapy is the treatment and prevention of gum disease, but what is gum disease?
Gum disease is caused by plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that is constantly forming on our teeth. This plaque builds up on and between teeth, irritating gums and making them swollen, if untreated.
When this swelling happens, it can allow a space or pocket to form beneath the tooth. As the amount of bacterial plaque increases, so does the depth of the pocket. This causes gums to recede, exposing more of the tooth. If left untreated, the pocket can become so large that teeth may loosen and even need to be removed.
There are so many diseases around the body which are connected to your dental health including:
- Respiratory disease.
- Heart disease.
A dental emergency can be both worrisome and painful. At Highclere Dental Centre, our friendly, understanding staff will provide you with the very best care in a comfortable, safe environment. We offer emergency dentist treatment to our existing patients within 24 hours. We also keep time slots aside every day just for emergencies.