• Gum Health

    Teeth for life

Healthy gums are the foundation to a healthy mouth and body.

At Balham Dental Studio, we are proud to offer a wide range of non-surgical gum care services to suit your needs. Each patient will be thoroughly assessed, and a plan developed that focusing on not only stabilise the gum disease but also to try and prevent further progression or relapse.

Gum disease (Periodontitis) is often due to a number of factors including smoking, poor oral health, poor function and more. Gum disease is a common condition that results in the gums being red, swollen, bleed and bad breath. The incidence in the UK is high and . many are unaware of.
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease where bacteria in plaque builds up and causes gums to become swollen and inflamed. Left untreated, some cases may lead to Periodontitis. Periodontitis is a more advanced gum disease where the inner layer of the patient’s gum pulls away from the tooth and the bone shrinks, causing pockets to form. These pockets can collect debris and become infected. Toxins in the bacteria found in plaque, therefore they begin to break down the bone and surrounding connective tissues, which can lead to permanent loss of teeth.
In the early stages of gum disease, you can often improve the symptoms with improvements in brushing and flossing or interdental sticks. If you are suffering with a more severe case of gum disease such as periodontitis, you will need to seek care from a dentist.