Gum disease is caused by bacteria rich plaque and tartar on the teeth. This bacteria causes harmful chemicals to irritate the gums and cause bleeding.
When the plaque is not effectively removed daily, gums become swollen and bleed, and over time gums pull away from teeth, causing periodontal pockets. These pockets then become an area for more plaque and tartar to build up and the problem can progress even further, resulting in teeth becoming loose.
Process and Duration
Our periodontist is a specialist dentist that only carries out advanced gum treatments, and can help to reverse the damage caused by gum disease. After a thorough consultation, a detailed plan is put together for your gum care. We use a Waterlase laser system to assist with gum treatment, that is non-invasive with very fast healing times. Duration varies and it depends on the severity of your gum disease.
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