Sore, swollen, and aching gums are extremely uncomfortable and can affect your ability to function from day to day. They also make it difficult to enjoy the foods and drinks that you love, as your gums are much more likely to be oversensitive to certain products. So, if you’re experiencing unhappy gums, here are three gum treatments that our team of dentists at London City Smiles can help you with.
Approximately 66% of UK adults have visible plaque, illustrating just how widespread an issue it is. But plaque doesn’t just affect your pearly whites; it also impacts the health of your gums. Our root scaling treatment cleans the plaque that is directly responsible for the damage to your gums. We use a hand sealer and ultra-sonic cleaner to complete the process, and it’s completely pain-free. As a result of water and vibrations, we clean your gums and the surrounding teeth, removing the plaque and eliminating the risk of it developing into tartar. Root scaling is an extremely popular treatment at London City Smiles, and it’s crucial for staving off periodontitis.
Research suggests that some degree of periodontitis – gum disease – affects between 50% and 90% of adults. This statistic isn’t meant to alarm you, but it does highlight how difficult it is to prevent gum disease. For patients with moderate to severe cases of gum disease, we offer a gum grafting service, which is a more invasive treatment. We take healthy gum tissue from one part of your mouth and graft it to an area that has recessed. Although it sounds complex, it’s actually a relatively straightforward procedure that our dentists are highly skilled at completing. It’s also completely pain-free as we administer an anaesthetic during the treatment, although you may experience a small amount of discomfort in your gums in the days following the procedure.
Last but not least, we also offer pocket reduction treatment that is suitable for clients with a significant build-up of bad bacteria in the mouth. Bad bacteria can get underneath your gum line, which causes gum recession and can lead to gum disease. It can also cause acute pain and bleeding gums, which can affect you as you go about your daily business. Our dentists fold back your gum line before removing the harmful bacteria. The final step is securing the gum tissue back in place once the area has been cleaned.
Treat your gums at London City Smiles today
At London City Smiles, we’re firm believers that prevention is better than the cure (although we excel at both!). If you’re feeling pain or experiencing swelling in your gums, it’s best to consult one of our dentists about the best course of treatment. However, if you would like some advice on how to reduce your chances of suffering from gum disease, you can schedule an appointment with one of our hygienists, who will provide you with detailed advice about how to improve your oral hygiene. Call us today on 020 7837 2300 or book an appointment online to get started.