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Periodontics, Reading (Gum Disease)

Periodontal disease does not just affect the gums; it also damages the bone tissue and ligaments surrounding the gums. If the harmful bacteria and plaque are not removed from our teeth our bodies naturally start to fight the bacteria but this subsequently means that our immune systems and the bacterial infection start to break down our bone tissue and ligaments.

Untreated gum disease

If gum disease is left untreated the teeth can eventually come loose and fall out, a health problem that is the main cause of tooth loss in adults across the UK. Periodontal disease is not curable, but treatment and proper management can prevent further harm. Treatment could effectively prevent you from losing your natural teeth.

What to do next

If you think you are suffering from gum disease, do not despair. Our warm and caring periodontics Reading team at Gipsy Lane Advanced Dental Care are here to help. We will make an appointment for you to meet with our specialist team who will be able to assess your condition and create a treatment plan specifically for your dental needs.

The next steps

Many adults are nervous or worried about visiting the dentist. Our caring team will put you at ease and will help you manage your fear by using calming techniques and sedation if needed. You can find out more by visiting our Treating Nervous Patients page for more information.

Our expert team

Our clinicians, with special interests and our dental specialists, have undertaken various post-graduate qualifications to complement their chosen areas of expertise and are formally recognized for their knowledge and experience in their chosen field.

Go to the team page and get to know your clinician and find out more about their additional studies for their chosen dental field and how they can help you achieve your desired smile.

A smile to be proud of

Taking the first step and contacting us will change your life forever. Our high-quality dentists in Reading will take excellent care of you, using modern state-of-the-art equipment and technology to keep you in the very best oral health.

Contact Us today. Our friendly team would love to hear from you. Need to know more? Why not visit our General Practice Dentistry and Why Choose Us pages for more information?

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you see a periodontist for?

A periodontist in Reading can help to identify, treat and prevent gum disease, and the various symptoms that this condition presents, including:

  • Receding gums
  • Bleeding or inflamed gums
  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth

If you’re presenting with any of the common signs of periodontitis, then you can visit our Periodontist in Reading for an initial consultation where we can start taking steps towards treating the issue.

Can gum disease be cured?

Although it may sound scary, gum disease is actually incredibly common, and can affect just about anyone. In its earliest stages, it can be treated and cured, but the longer gum disease is left, the more harmful it becomes, and the more difficult it can be to treat.

We always advise our patients to come and see us at the first signs of trouble, as this gives us the best chance of treating the issue without the need for invasive procedures. It also offers you the best chance of saving your natural teeth.

What are the early signs of gum disease?

Although established gum disease can lead to some obvious issues like bleeding gums and loose or missing teeth, the earlier stages of the condition can be trickier to identify. Known as Gingivitis, early gum disease is easier to treat, so it’s important that you know what signs to look out for so you can seek treatment in a timely manner. Common signs of early gum disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Tender or sore gums, especially when eating or brushing your teeth
  • Bleeding gums when you brush or floss
  • Receding gums
  • Darkening gums
  • Swollen gums

Be sure to contact our team if you’re experiencing any concerning symptoms and we’ll get you in to see us as soon as possible.

How long does it take to get rid of gum disease?

There is no one answer to this, as it really depends on how severe your case is. Gingivitis can be cleared within a couple of weeks, but if you’ve got more severe gum disease then treatment may be longer, and results will likely take longer too.

The important thing is to get checked out by a Periodontist in Reading as soon as you suspect something to be wrong as this will help to avoid any long-winded recovery.

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