Good Oral Hygiene is not limited to your teeth only. It includes the whole mouth, the gums and supporting tissues, and the tongue.

Gum disease is the biggest cause of tooth loss in adults today. There are various stages of gum disease with the two most common forms being gingivitis and adult periodontitis. It's estimated that 1 in 4 people are affected by advanced gum disease, with about 75 percent of adults experiencing some type of gum problem.

A combination of bacteria and acids in the mouth form a sticky deposit called dental plaque that clings to the teeth. Plaque that is not removed from the teeth hardens into calculus and tartar, which aggravates the gums. Pockets (filled with plaque) form between the teeth and gums - causing the irritated gums to detach or pull away from the teeth. At this point, the infection has advanced below the gum line and it can destroy the soft tissue, bone and ligaments that support the teeth. The teeth may become abscessed and loose, and even fall out.

Symptoms of Periodontal Infection

Usually Periodontal Infection is painless until it reaches more advanced stages. However there are some symptoms which can indicate the presence of Periodontal Infection.

These include:

  • Red or swollen gums
  • Bleeding when brushing (pink toothbrush) or at other times
  • Aching, itchy, sore or tender gums
  • Receding gums (teeth beginning to look longer)
  • Bad breath
  • Any change in the way your teeth fit together when you bite
  • Loose, separating or protruding teeth
  • Spaces between teeth

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more detailed information

Gum disease

Contact us

Cleggs Lane Dental Practice
Address: 34 Cleggs Lane,
Little Hulton, Manchester, M38 9WT
United Kingdom.
Phone: 0161 790 6682
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Mail to: info@cleggslanedental.co.uk
 

Emergencies

In case of an emergency during practice hours, please contact the practice immediately. We will always endeavour to see a patient in pain within 48 hours.

If you require emergency treatment outside surgery hours, please telephone the practice where you will hear a message detailing the specific arrangement for that day. Alternatively ring 0161 337 2246.

How do I register?

Please ring the practice for details:

0161 790 6682/ 0161 790 5100

*Please note that we are not accepting new patients under the NHS*

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