If you are looking for Gum Disease Treatment Birmingham then you need to speak to us at Mark Tangri Dental. Gum disease, also known as Periodontal disease, is one of the most common diseases to affect humans and if not treated can have long lasting effects. The good news is whatever condition your gums are in, we can help you as Mark Tangri our head of clinical operations at the practice is a leading authority in gum disease.
We can help identify the early signs of gum disease whilst in more severe cases which results in the loss of teeth we can replace missing teeth and spreading the biting forces with, for example, Dental Implants. Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth, with many advantages.
Quite often gum disease is painless until the late stages. This means that when patients present at their dentist it is sometimes too late to save some of the teeth. This leads to the horror stories of patients having to have all their teeth extracted. The great news is that even if you have gum disease, it is still possible to keep all of your teeth for the rest of your life. Like diabetes, managing gum disease is possible and its effects can be minimised.
Gum disease is often caused by plaque on your teeth. Plaque is a substance that builds up on your teeth which contains millions of bacteria. Some of the bacteria in plaque is completely harmless, but some can be harmful for the health of your gums. When plaque isn’t removed from your teeth, it can often be very irritable for your gums. This irritation causes them to become inflamed.
Identifying Gum Disease
If you are experiencing any of the following signs that you may have gum disease, you need to arrange an appointment to see us as soon as possible:
- Red and/or bleeding gums
- Swelling and sore gums
- Spitting blood after brushing
- Halitosis (Bad breath)
- Metallic taste in your mouth
- Receding gums (Shrinking gums showing longer teeth)
- Black triangles between teeth
- Loose teeth or loss of teeth
- Gum abscesses