People with diabetes and heart conditions are at a higher risk of getting complications if their gum condition is not checked and cleaned regularly by a dentist.
Treatment involves regular Deep Cleaning (scaling and root planing) with extensive customised oral hygiene instructions. In severe cases, a gum surgery and soft tissue grafts may be required.
Any ill-fitting fillings/crowns/bridges which accumulate excessive plaque may need to be replaced.
Smoking is one of the most significant risk factors associated with the progression of gum disease. It can lower the chances of successful treatment and ideally the habit needs to be stopped.
Periodontitis requires careful diagnosis and ongoing treatment to keep it under control.
At Eastwood Dental, we are committed to making sure that your periodontal condition is in its best possible state before any major treatments are commenced.