We believe that helping you to maintain healthy gums is one of the most important services that we provide and a large part of our day-to-day practice revolves around this. We don’t want to wait until gum disease takes hold to start treatment and so we prioritise trying to prevent gum disease starting in the first place – and that is where our wonderful and experienced hygienists (Ali and Carly) come in. Come to us if you are looking for a periodontist in Cardiff that you can trust.
Healthy gums appear pink and firm and they do not bleed when eating, brushing and flossing, and healthy gums are vital for healthy teeth. If you’ve noticed that your gums bleed you when you carry out these tasks you may be suffering from gum disease (periodontal disease).
Gum disease is a common, chronic lifelong condition that affects many people and can lead to discomfort and loosening (or even loss) of teeth if not stabilised and treated regularly. The extent and aggressiveness of gum disease vary widely from person-to-person and it can occur when plaque and calculus (tartar) builds up on the teeth irritating the gums, often in difficult to reach areas.
As experienced Cardiff clinicians, we understand that if this happens to you, it can be very distressing, but the good news is that in many cases it can be stabilised by maintaining excellent oral hygiene in your own home and backing this up with regular and thorough treatment from a hygienist and x-ray monitoring.
Thankfully Andrew, Ali and Carly can offer you the time and patience needed to provide appropriate preventive advice as well as treating any areas of the mouth that already show signs of gum disease. They are all proud to state that they adhere to the latest British Society of Periodontology guidelines for monitoring gum health and treating gum disease, and they believe that all of our patients will benefit from a personalised hygienist treatment regime to both reduce the risk of developing gum disease and treat it if present.
Our hygienists can also offer smoking cessation advice which is important because stopping smoking is the biggest health gain a smoker can benefit from, but also because smoking dramatically increases your risk of developing gum disease.
Receive quality gum care from an experienced periodontist in Cardiff. Set an appointment at Andrew Thomas Dental Care today.