It is so important to diagnose and treat gum disease as quickly as possible to prevent tooth loss.
There are many stages to gum disease. The most common signs of gum disease are bleeding or swollen gums, receding gums or persistent bad breath. These symptoms can all lead to loose teeth and are often pain free. Regular check-ups are essential to detect, prevent and treat gum disease.
Some medical conditions can make the disease worse, such as diabetes and there are now links between gum disease and heart disease.
The early stages are often very easy to treat, by cleaning your teeth consistently and thoroughly. Part of our role may well be showing you how to do it.
The Dentist will work with our Hygienist to achieve this and in some cases if routine care is not working we may need the services of a specialist.
We want you to keep your teeth and healthy gums are an important part of this.
Thank you so much for all your care and attention to my family and I. It really is most appreciated- Mrs W
Thank you to you and your colleague for your kindness and patience with Imogen and her ‘stubborn tooth’ extraction ... you both couldn’t have been kinder or more patient, with us all- Imogen’s Mum
... the relief of having the pain managed by such a great team made it so much easier- Mrs B
Thanks to you (and your lovely staff) for all the wonderful support and service you give us. We sing your praises to all our friends. The professional, caring and rapid way you try to help is sadly rare. We are very, very lucky- Mrs Y
I cannot thank you enough ...- Mrs H
Thank you for my lovely two front teeth!- Ms J
Just to say a very big thank you for your kindness to me this morning.- Ms C
Thank you for showing such interest in the toothbrush that my daughter insisted on bringing into the surgery today! It is taking the time over such simple things that can really make a difference. I am so glad that she is growing up with none of the fears I had about visiting the dentist!- J’s Mum
Karen is an excellent dentist and a great people person... I can’t fault her gentle and speedy approach to fillings!” Patient Survey response- Patient Survey response (Anonymous)
As a patient I feel very relaxed and not at all nervous. Treatment and costs are explained fully and nothing is forced upon you. Best dental practice I have ever been to!- Patient Survey response (Anonymous)
… very lucky to have found him!- Mrs C
He took his time to explain all my options … together we made a decision and the results are above and beyond my expectations. My smile is back to stay.- Anonymous
Very friendly and professional- Anonymous