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Periodontitis is NOT reversible*


Approximately half of the adult population is at risk of this disease which damages and destroys the bone holding the teeth into your mouth.  Plaque which accumulates in all our mouths stimulates an immune response to attack the bacteria.  If your genetic DNA cause an excessive response then the damage is done.


With increasing links between periodontal disease and systemic diseases, maintaining gum health has never been so important.  


Gum disease is the most common cause of tooth loss in the UK and most sufferers are unaware of their problem.  Untreated gum disease results in loosening and eventual loss of the teeth.  As with many other disease processes the earlier treatment is carried out the better the outcome. Unfortunately the disease can be active for years before symptoms appear such as the teeth loosening.  As the tissues are damaged a pocket between the tooth and gum develops. Left un-treated periodontal disease will lead to premature tooth loss.  It is possible to have periodontal disease without apparent symptoms.  Tooth loss is not the only potential problem posed by periodontal diseases. Medical research suggests there may be a link between periodontal disease and other health concerns. 


*Fortunately we can help - PHEW - early detection and regular hygiene care will prevent tooth loss, we can also refer to specialists in some cases for guided bone re-growth.

Why should you take perio disease seriously

  • Tooth loss

  • Heart disease

  • Stroke

  • Diabetes

  • Pneumonia

  • Pregnancy problems

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Possibly some cancers

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