Gum disease is a common condition affecting a large proportion of the population and something seen everyday at Shandon Dental. In a recent survey the Irish Dental Association finds that 80% of the Irish population have some sort of gum disease. Link to detail on the survey here.
It is largely broken into 2 sub groups – Gingivitis and Periodontal disease.
Gum disease signs and symptoms:
Note: it’s important to note that periodontal disease can form with no bleeding or pain from the gums. This is common in smokers because blood vessel constriction can occur in the mouth due to smoking.
Risk factors and causes:
Treatment is broken into what can be done at home and that which needs to be completed in surgery.
How you can help treat gum disease at home:
Treatment in dental surgery:
If your worried about your gums or are worried that you may have gum disease don’t hesitate to contact us and book a consultation.