Gingivitis / Bleeding Gums
Bleeding gums can be an indication of swollen and inflamed gums known as gingivitis, which is due to bacterial plaque forming on the surface of teeth. If you are suffering from the symptoms of gingivitis you should seek the advice of your dental practitioner who may recommend you to our Dental Hygienist for treatment. Together, they will diagnose your condition, devise a treatment plan accordingly and advise you on maintaining an oral heath regime to suit your condition. If left untreated, gingivitis can cause bad breath, acute infections or can progress into a more serious condition known as periodontitis or periodontal disease (gum disease).
Periodontal Disease / Gum Disease
Periodontitis is a serious infection of the gums which damages and destroys the soft tissues and bone which supports your teeth and in turn causes loose or loss of teeth. There is also evidence to indicate periodontitis can increase the risk of heart attack or stroke and other serious health problems.
Periodontitis is a common condition which affects many adults, however it is easily avoidable.
Periodontitis usually develops painlessly and is commonly due to poor oral hygiene. Improving your oral hygiene regime including brushing at least twice a day, daily interdental cleaning, attending regular dental check-ups and professional cleaning as advised can greatly reduce the chances of periodontitis developing.
At ConfiDental Clinic Purley, our team of hygienists are highly trained in the prevention and treatment of gum conditions such as gingivitis or periodontitis. They will carry out a thorough assessment, discuss your treatment requirements and explain a home plan regarding your oral health routine.