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Recognising Gum Disease Symptoms

Gum disease often manifests as red, swollen gums that bleed during brushing or flossing. Despite bleeding, it’s crucial to continue cleaning your teeth regularly and firmly, as proper oral hygiene is vital in combating the condition. Brushing helps remove plaque and food debris, reducing gum swelling and bleeding.

Treating Gum Disease

Early-stage gum disease is easily treatable. Our hygienists offer a 30-minute appointment for scaling and polishing, gently removing plaque and tartar deposits from the tooth surface. For those with sensitive teeth, this procedure can be performed under local anaesthesia. Depending on the severity, multiple visits may be necessary, followed by a recommended maintenance program. Consistent oral hygiene practices significantly impact the success of gum disease treatment.