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  • Writer's pictureYealmpton Dental Practice Limited

Visit our specialist dentist for healthy teeth and gums

It is important to visit the dentist on a regular basis to make sure that your teeth and gums are healthy and that your mouth is free of disease. Avoiding the dentist can pose a range of dental health issues and it can affect your overall wellbeing. Our specialist dentist Devon will make sure that your teeth are free of cavities and decay and that your gums are free of any signs of gingivitis or periodontitis. Gingivitis or gum disease can have a significant impact on all aspects of your life. It may be asymptomatic to begin with, but as soon as you notice any bleeding after brushing then it is important that you book an appointment to see our specialist dentist Devon, for a thorough examination of your teeth and gums to help identify the factors which may be responsible for your symptoms. Other signs to look out for include redness or swelling of your gums.

If gingivitis is left untreated, the tissues and bones that support your teeth may also be affected and this is known as periodontitis which can have irreversible effect on your teeth. If you notice that your teeth are wobbly or you are suffering from bad breath or a strange taste in your mouth then these could be signs of periodontitis. Abscesses under your gums or your teeth can also be a sign of periodontitis.

Managing and treating gingivitis and periodontitis

Gingivitis can be treated by our specialist dentist Devon, but unfortunately periodontitis, if left untreated, can result in tooth loss so book an appointment at Yealmpton Dental Practice today and discuss your symptoms. Let us carry out a thorough examination of your teeth and gums and put together an individually tailored treatment plan for you.

Our specialist dentist Devon will examine the extent of gum disease or periodontal disease that may have affected your teeth and gums. Our dentist will clean your teeth thoroughly removing any hardened plaque and tartar. We will show you how to improve your dental hygiene routine and how to prevent plaque building up in the future. Often patients may require further medical and dental treatment if preventive treatment is not sufficient, such as the use of antibiotics. In some cases our dentist who specialises in periodontics may need to carry out surgery. Surgical treatments for advanced periodontitis include soft tissue grafting, bone grafting and guided tissue regeneration to help replace the tissue and bone that may be destroyed by the bacteria. If you have irreversible damage which leads to missing teeth or you need to undergo a tooth extraction, then you can speak to us and find out about dental implants to replace your missing teeth.

To help avoid such complications it is important that you visit the dentist on a regular basis throughout your life. It is recommended that you and your family visit the dentist at least once every 6 months and more often when necessary. Speak to us at Yealmpton Dental Practice today and book an appointment for the full family to undergo a thorough examination of teeth and gums to make sure that they are free of decay and disease.


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