East Calder
Smile Centre

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01506 881566

137 Main St, East Calder,

West Lothian, EH53 0EP

Perio Care

Perio Care

Gum Disease is an infection of the tissues that support the teeth .Its mainly caused by bacteria from the plaque build-up. If you have gum disease, your gums may bleed when you brush your teeth and you may have bad breath. This early stage of gum disease is called gingivitis.

If gingivitis isn’t treated, a condition called periodontitis can develop. This affects more tissues that support teeth and hold them in place.

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What causes gum disease?

Gum disease is caused by a build-up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky substance that contains bacteria.

Some bacteria in plaque are harmless, but some are harmful for the health of your gums. If you don’t remove plaque from your teeth by brushing them, it builds up and irritates your gums. This can lead to redness with bleeding, swelling and soreness.

Complications of gum disease:

If you have untreated gum disease that develops into periodontitis, it can lead to further complications, such as:

  • Gum abscesses (painful collections of pus)
  • Receding gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Loss of teeths
  • Increased risk of systemic diseases like cardiovascular disease, diabetes etc

General Questions

1.Have you got bad breath?

2.Do your gums bleed when brushing?

3.Are small spaces opening up between your teeth and gums?

4.Have you got a wobbly tooth?

If you answer yes to one or more questions, chances are you may suffer from gum disease and if you need to discuss any further about treatment options available please call our reception on 0150 688 1566 to see Hygienist directly even if you are registered with dentist in another practice or not registered or book a consultation with our dentist

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