Gum and Root Desease Treatment

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Gum Desease treatment

Periodontal disease is a major dental care issue affecting a large amount of the population, whose primary cause is bacterial plaque located near or below the gum margins. A mild form of periodontal disease is called gingivitis and this may result in bleeding during brushing, swelling and increased redness of the gum tissue. The severe forms of periodontal disease which may develop lead to pus formation, tooth mobility and perhaps eventual tooth loss. The disease often occurs in short destructive bursts at a variable number of sites in the mouth. Therefore early identification of the patients at risk of any form of destructive periodontal disease is paramount.

Root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is needed when the nerve or blood supply of the tooth (known as pulp) is infected through injury or decay. The infection can spread through the root canal system of the tooth and eventually the tooth may need to be taken out. To avoid this, the pulp can be removed, the root canal cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Unlike in the past when this resulted in discolouration, with modern technology and materials the teeth will preserve their natural appearance.

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