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Beneath Every Healthy Smile Are Healthy Gums

If you want healthy teeth, you must look after your gums and jaw. Although gum health isn’t always discussed, it has its own specialist area of dentistry: periodontics.

If you’ve ever spotted small amounts of blood on your toothpaste or had inflammation in your gums, then you’ve possibly had gingivitis. Although this is an easily treatable condition, it’s important to seek our help. Untreated gingivitis can progress to periodontitis—a much more problematic condition.

Like your teeth, the health of your gums is affected by bacteria in your mouth. At SmileHQ, a healthy smile isn’t just about caring for your teeth.


Periodontic Treatments

Prevention is always better than the cure. We’d rather check your gum health and treat any warning signs early. To ensure this happens, we recommend visiting us for regular dental checkups.

Often, through improved oral hygiene, we can address mild gum disease and prevent it from becoming worse. Where gingivitis has progressed, we may recommend techniques like root planing to improve your gum health.

Root planing is a deep clean for your gums. We’ll clean below the gum line and remove any plaque and tartar that’s built up around the root of your teeth.

Once you’ve had root planing, periodontal pockets will shrink, closing the gap between your teeth and gums while reducing the chances of bone loss.

Symptoms include
noticeably swollen,
red gums

The Symptoms of
Gum Disease

A few flecks of blood from brushing too hard may not seem like a big problem, and it’s easy to dismiss gum disease. But several problems may develop around your gum health. These include:

  • Noticeably swollen, red gums
  • Halitosis (bad breath)
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Receding gums
  • Pockets appearing around your teeth
  • Enlarged gums
  • Loose teeth
  • Jawbone deterioration
  • Inflammation surrounding dental implants

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Periodontics at SmileHQ

The SmileHQ team is skilled in taking care of your entire smile. If you’re concerned about your gum health, make an appointment today.