Periodontics in Maidenhead

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Treatment and Prevention of Gum Disease

Periodontics is the branch of dentistry that is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the gum and bone tissue that surrounds your teeth, which helps to prevent gum disease and prevents you from losing your teeth. Periodontics is also the branch of dentistry that is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the teeth themselves.

At Bourne End Dental near Maidenhead, our dentists and hygienists work together to treat the damaged gums, allowing the damaged tissue to heal and preventing tooth loss that would otherwise be unavoidable if the condition was not addressed.

Periodontal disease (gum disease) is the most common cause of tooth loss in the United Kingdom, and it is caused by bacteria that dwell in the mouth and irritate and damage the bone over time. This can frequently occur when the patient is fully ignorant of what is happening, which is why it has earned the label “the silent disease.”

Causes and Risk Factors

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, can afflict anyone at any time, although some people are more vulnerable to developing it than others.

Gum disease can be more common in those who have the following characteristics:

  • Frequently smoking or consuming alcoholic beverages
  • Have heart disease
  • Don’t keep up with proper oral hygiene.
  • Have systematic diseases
  • Pregnant
  • Diabetic?
  • High stress levels

Apart from that, there are certain types of prescription medicines that can enhance a person’s likelihood of having gum disease; these include:

  • Oral contraceptives (the pill)
  • Cancer therapy medication
  • Steroids such as corticosteroids and prednisone
  • Epilepsy treatment
  • Calcium channel blockers, for example, are used in the treatment of heart disease.
    • Everyone knows that gum disease starts with the accumulation of tartar and calculus on the teeth, so taking the essential actions to prevent this from occurring will give them an excellent chance of preventing gum disease before it begins.

      At Bourne End Dental, you’ll be in excellent hands.

      Our periodontal staff, which is based in our state-of-the-art facility near Maidenhead, is specially educated to detect gum disease in its earliest stages. if you are exhibiting signs of gum disease, our highly educated team of hygienists will be able to develop a thorough treatment plan to control and manage the condition while also assisting in the prevention of it from advancing.

      Gum disease is treatable but not reversible, so if you see any of the signs and symptoms of early gum disease, contact us as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

      We are only a short drive away from Maidenhead!