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Periodontal Care in the Lake District

Periodontal Disease

Gum Disease Treatment

Gum disease (periodontitis) is still the main cause of tooth loss in adults. In those susceptible, the effects of plaque can cause permanent damage to the attachment of the gum to the tooth. Your gums are the foundation of your mouth, they support your teeth and are the backdrop to your smile. Ruth and her team will help to maximise plaque removal above and below the gumline. 

Gum disease can sometimes be a reflection on how the rest of your body is coping.  It is closely related to many chronic inflammatory diseases such as diabetes, heart and kidney disease, as well as dementia and arthritis.  With regular cleaning, gum disease can be treated, your teeth maintained, and your overall health improved. 

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Periodontal Disease


Receding Gums

Gums can shrink back (recede) for many reasons. This can make the gaps between your teeth more noticeable and teeth can appear longer. There are several options to improve the appearance and reduce the sensitivity. One is to change the shape of your teeth with white fillings. Another is to bring your gums back down. This is a surgical procedure, performed under local anaesthetic, to improve the quality of your gums and lengthen them.

Gummy Smile

Crown lengthening reduces the amount of gum around a tooth. This can be helpful if they have shrunk unevenly or we need more tooth structure above the gum to restore. Again, it is a surgical procedure, performed under local anaesthetic, that can considerably change the appearance of your teeth or make restoring your tooth a possibility. This can help us avoid more destructive treatment options.

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