Periodontal Treatment

Periodontal or gum disease is a pathological inflammatory condition of the gum and bone support (periodontal tissues) surrounding the teeth. If left untreated, it may result in tooth loss. It occurs in both chronic and acute forms. Acute periodontal disease is usually associated with specific infections, micro-organisms, or trauma.

The chronic inflammation of the soft gum tissue surrounding the teeth is associated with the bacterial plaque, which covers the teeth and gums. This condition is termed gingivitis, which is characterized by redness of the gum margins, swelling and bleeding on brushing.

Some common causes of Periodontal/Gum disease are:

  • Diabetes and underlying medical issues
  • Tobacco use
  • Chronic stress and poor diet
  • Poor dental hygiene
  • Medication
  • Pregnancy and menopause

We are very sorry that, due to COVID-19, we have had to temporarily close the dental practice for all routine dental treatment until further notice.

If you are a patient of the practice with a genuine emergency please email us on leaving your name and contact details and the nature of your emergency and we will endeavour to deal with it. Please understand that we will be very limited in the treatments that we can provide.

We hope everyone keeps safe in these unprecedented times.
Tom, Fiona and Team
Old Bawn Dental