Gum Problems

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Our hygienist, Merryn Jones and hygienist therapist Jenny Whittaker, help our patients gain and maintain healthy gums.

This is a key factor for everyone and anyone who wants to stay healthy and maintain a natural smile that will last them a lifetime.

Four out of five people suffer from some form of gum disease (periodontitis) in their life and it is the most common cause of tooth loss for adults.

Gum disease affects the entire immune system – often with significant impact on heart disease, diabetes, risk of strokes and risk of giving birth to a premature or low-birth-weight baby. Quite how these links work is the subject of much research however, recent large-scale studies have shown that the medical costs for patients with diabetes, cardiovascular disease or strokes, and for pregnant women, can be significantly less if their gum disease is treated thoroughly.  The open wound surface area of a moderate periodontitis is the size of the palm of your hand.

As well as helping to keep your smile white and bright Merryn and Jenny provide a wide range of treatment for gingivitis and periodontal diseases (including periodontitis) and work closely with our dentists and specialist colleagues to help manage more complex cases.

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