Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Specialist help with periodontal disease is at hand

THERE are two forms of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.

THERE are two forms of periodontal disease: gingivitis and periodontitis.

Most people will exhibit signs of gingivitis at some time. This can be seen as redness or puffiness of the gums — or more commonly bleeding on brushing.

Gingivitis, if left untreated, can lead on to periodontitis, which is the second form of gum disease.

Periodontitis is a destructive infection of the supporting bone and gums of the teeth. It can often be painless and so be quite advanced before it is discovered.

As with most destructive diseases the earlier it is caused the more successful treatment can be.



There is a growing body of research that shows untreated periodontal disease is also linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, problems in pregnancy and even dementia.

Unfortunately, periodontal disease is not always well diagnosed or well treated. At Wood Lane Dentistry specialist referral services we have been lucky to recruit the services of a prominent specialist in this area.

Claudia Wellmann is a restorative dental hospital consultant at the Royal London Hospital and a specialist in periodontology.

If you or your dentist think you may be suffering from periodontal disease, email us at info@woodlanedentistry.co.uk or call 0118 972 2626.



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