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Gum Disease Treatment in Leeds

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Gum disease affects many adults, silently threatening your smile. With our modern approach and compassionate care, we’re here to guide you towards a healthier, happier smile. Let’s navigate the journey to better oral health together – book your consultation today for a brighter tomorrow.

Understanding Gum Disease

Gum disease, or periodontal disease or periodontitis, is a prevalent condition affecting many adults in Leeds. It occurs when plaque, a sticky film containing bacteria, accumulates on teeth and gums, leading to inflammation and infection. Gum disease can progress without proper treatment, causing irreversible damage to the gums and underlying bone structure.

We understand the importance of early detection and intervention to prevent the advancement of gum disease. Our modern techniques and compassionate care are tailored to address your specific needs, promoting healthier gums and preserving dental health for the long term.

Recognising the Signs of Gum Disease

Early detection of gum disease is a big part of setting up effective treatment. Common signs include:

  • Bleeding gums, especially during brushing or eating
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Receding gums
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • The formation of pockets between teeth and gums

If left untreated, gum disease can lead to more severe symptoms such as loose teeth and tooth loss. Our experienced team recognises and addresses these signs quickly, providing personalised care and guidance to manage gum disease effectively and restore oral health.

How Is Gum Disease Treated?

Treatment for gum disease focuses on removing plaque and tartar buildup through professional cleanings and scaling procedures. In more advanced cases, additional interventions may be necessary, such as root planing or gum surgery.

Healthy gums are essential for supporting teeth and maintaining overall oral health. By addressing gum disease early and promoting good oral hygiene habits, we can prevent further damage and preserve the integrity of your smile.

We prioritise your health and well-being at every turn, offering comprehensive gum disease treatment options tailored to your exact individual needs.

Gum Disease FAQs

  • Who is at risk for gum disease?
    Anyone with poor oral hygiene is the main group at risk for gum disease. Smoking, genetics, certain health conditions, and hormonal changes can increase susceptibility.
  • How can I prevent gum disease?
    To prevent gum disease, brush twice daily, floss daily, and schedule regular dental checkups for professional cleanings. Maintaining a healthy diet and avoiding smoking are also great ways to protect your oral health.
  • Can gum disease cause other health problems?
    Untreated gum disease has been linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and other chronic conditions.
  • Is gum disease hereditary?
    Yes, gum disease can be hereditary. While good oral hygiene is crucial for everyone, some people are genetically predisposed to be more susceptible due to specific genes that affect their immune response or the structure of their gum tissue. This doesn't guarantee you'll develop gum disease, but it does increase your risk.
  • Is gum disease contagious?
    While gum disease is not directly contagious, sharing utensils or oral fluids with someone who has advanced gum disease may increase your risk.

Overcome Your Gum Disease With Aesthetique Dental

We’re committed to helping you achieve and maintain the best possible oral health. Our friendly and caring team provides personalised gum disease treatments designed to address your unique needs and concerns. From early detection to advanced interventions, we’re here to support you every step of the way on your journey to healthier gums and a brighter smile. Book your consultation today and enjoy a confident, healthy smile for years to come.

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Aesthetique Dental Care 21 Wharf Street, The Calls Leeds West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ

We’re in the heart of Leeds - accessed by bus and train and have convenient on street parking.

08:30 - 19:00
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