See the Hygienist! The Hygienist can help get the gum disease under control and even if necessary place antibiotics directly into the gum pockets to speed up the healing. You may find that for a few visits your gums will still be sore and bleed but eventually they will get better. The Hygienist will also advise you on your oral hygiene and how best to clean your teeth at home. If left gum disease will turn to periodontal disease where you’ll be in even more pain and find your teeth becoming loose.
Yes, we can carry out a procedure called Gum Reshaping. Using a special machine we can reshape the gum to make your smile higher. We can also make your gum line look more even. There is only a certain amount of gum that can be removed. During your examination your dentist should be able to give you some idea of how much we can remove and how your smile can look.
Gum disease can be caused by not brushing your teeth correctly, allowing plaque to build up which irritates your gums making them inflamed. If not treated your teeth can become loose, your gums sore and painful and you may even start to lose your teeth. Regular appointments with the Hygienist will ensure your gum disease stays under control. They will also advise on problem areas and how best to clean them.