Teeth can sometimes lose bone and gum support as a result of gum disease. This can lead to progressive loosening of the tooth and eventual loss of the tooth if the gum disease is not treated.
At Pearl Dental Clinic, we take gum disease very seriously and every patient undergoing a full examination is provided with gum assessment to determine if any gum disease exists.
If active gum disease exists, we usually recommend sessions of deep cleaning (Advanced gum treatment) with our Periodontist (Gum Specialist) where all the bacteria is removed from the tooth and root surface under Local Anaesthetic if necessary.
We also would assess your daily cleaning methods and recommend any changes that would be necessary in order to make your daily cleaning more effective in removing plaque.
Sometimes other factors such as smoking or diabetes may also be contributing to the worsening gum condition and we would inform you if you need to make any changes to improve your gum condition.