Severe gum disease (otherwise known as Periodontitis) is the inflammation of your gums and affects more than half of adults who have their own teeth in the UK. If you don't clean plaque off your teeth regularly with regular visits to a dental hygienist, your gums will become red and swollen - possibly resulting in them bleeding and eventual tooth loss.
Periodontitis is the sixth most prevalent disease throughout the world and is significantly linked to general well-being and longevity. This is because there is evidence that with periodontitis bacteria from the diseased pockets under the gums enter the blood stream and can trigger low levels of inflammation in the blood stream and body in general.
Find out more about the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of Periodontitis by clicking on the below link to watch a highly informative video by the British Society of Periodontology which shares a patients view of gum disease:
If you are worried that you might be suffering from Periodontitis (otherwise known as gum disease), your best next step is to discuss your concerns with your dentist. To book an appointment please call us on 020 8563 7177 or complete our Online Contact Form »
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