This is the treatment of periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease. Gum disease is caused by a thin layer of sticky bacteria, called plaque, which constantly accumulates on the teeth.
Gum disease affects the gums, bone and ligaments that support your teeth. These structures are the foundations which enable you to keep your teeth for life, but they can be damaged by bacterial infection.
It can affect one tooth or many and the first symptoms often go unnoticed. If not treated it can lead to bad breath, pain and even tooth loss. In fact, gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss among adults in the UK.
The damage caused is irreversible, but with proper treatment and after care further harm can be prevented.
At Emstrey Dental Practice in Shrewbury, our dentist Dr S N Rao has a special interest in periodontology. He has gained extensive experience in treating a range of periodontal problems.
Please contact our practice in Shrewsbury on 01743 272632 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book an appointment.