Are your gums bleeding while brushing? It could be periodontal disease - periodontitis.
Doctors at Eskulap Dental Clinic know how important healthy teeth are in everyday life. Early detection of periodontal disease and timely treatment are very important.
Tartar is the main cause of periodontitis. Contrary to what some people think, tartar is not the same stone we see in a kettle, for example. So we can’t blame hard drinking water for its formation. Tartar is a mineralized plaque consisting mainly of food debris, bacteria, their metabolism products, as well as calcium and phosphorus compounds.
Tartar builds up mainly around the necks of the teeth (right next to the gum) and irritates the gums causing inflammation. The gums become red, bleed spontaneously or when brushing, they hurt. It is reflexive to skip these areas when brushing your teeth every day, which results in even more stone build-up and problem build-up. Over time, the gums contract – they run away, inflammation begins to affect the alveolar bone, which begins to slowly disappear. Teeth begin to increase their mobility until they fall out at an advanced stage of the disease.
At Eskulap Dental Clinic, we will ensure that dental and gum diseases do not endanger your smile. Call today to arrange a consultation 07747474755.
Dr Małgorzata Lewicka-Kisiel
Face and Neck Surgery Consultant