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Gum Disease / Bleeding Gums

These can happen even in the best cared for mouth...
  1. Red and swollen gums that bleed when you brush them can be a sign of a type of gum disease, gingivitis.
  2. When gingivitis is left untreated it can develop further into a type of infection known as periodontitis, which affects the entire area surrounding the tooth, causing discomfort and difficulty when eating.
  3. Eventually this kind of infection can lead to tooth loss and may require invasive procedures to replace the missing tooth.

Regular examinations of your mouth, even if your gums look healthy, can avoid gum disease as we can measure and access areas of your gums that you can't.

With the help of our hygienists we can tailor individual hygiene plans for you, so no matter what is happening with your gums our aim will be 'teeth for life'

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