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R P Advanced Dental Centre

Gum Disease

Professional hygienist services in Hampstead

RP Advanced Dental and Implant Centre offers comprehensive gum disease treatment and hygienist services for patients who require support with their oral hygiene.

Our hygienists focus on preventative care, helping you to understand how to keep your gums and teeth healthy long-term. They also help with gum disease prevention and with ongoing gum disease treatment plans created by the dentist or specialist.

Our hygienists also provide fluoride and teeth whitening treatments under the instruction of the dentist. Many patients also come in for regular, professional teeth cleaning to help keep their smile fresh and beautiful.

Gum Disease

Gum disease is where the gums supporting the teeth are inflamed or infected. This condition can actually be painless, which is why patients are often unaware that they have it. In our experience, most adults have previously had, or currently have gum disease to some degree. The reason gum disease must be diagnosed is because it can progress to full periodontal disease which can lead to tooth loss.

Gum Disease Symptoms

  • Gum bleeding during brushing
  • Unpleasant breath
  • An unpleasant taste
  • Gum soreness
  • Gum redness
  • Gum shrinkage

What Causes Gum Disease?

Gum disease occurs when the plaque and tartar that builds up on the teeth after eating is not properly removed. The bacteria within the plaque release acid bi-products which irritate the gums and the longer this process occurs, and the more the plaque and tartar builds up, the more irritated and inflamed the gums become.

Gum Disease Maintenance & Prevention

Our hygienists are dedicated to preventing gum disease, the number one cause of tooth loss in the UK. The prevention of gum disease includes a well-rounded approach to oral hygiene. In-clinic we offer regular professional gum and teeth cleaning to remove plaque and tartar, and to remove any surface stains on the teeth. We will also provide advice and guidance on your at-home oral health regime to ensure you can adequately protect your smile from gum disease. If gum disease has progressed, you will be referred to a periodontist – a specialist gum dentist. Your hygienist is then likely to work alongside the periodontist providing an important part of a management and maintenance plan for the condition.

Regular Hygienist Visits

It is important for any patient to visit the dentist and hygienist regularly to prevent gum disease. The dentist will check the health of the teeth, gums and oral tissues, providing treatment for issues like dental decay. The hygienist can help you manage your oral health between regular dental check-ups, providing invaluable advice to help you keep your smile healthy long-term.

The professional cleaning and advice provided by the hygienist is an important part of gum disease prevention and we invite all patients to consider making regular hygienist appointments alongside their dental check-ups.

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