Periodontal Consultation: Bleeding Gums and Bad Breath

If you have noticed people avoid being too close to you when you talk, or that you perhaps have a persistently nasty taste in your mouth, then a visit to a dentist could be well overdue. Bad breath, bleeding gums or gums that are swollen or red can all be signs of gum disease which is called periodontal disease. This disease has the potential to become extremely serious which is why it is important to take action and book a periodontal consultation if you happen to notice there is something wrong with your dental health.

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We know this can be daunting, particularly if you haven’t visited a dentist for a while or are rather nervous about seeking periodontal consultation. If this is the case, then we’d like to invite you to come and see us at Contemporary Periodontics & Implant Surgery. As a periodontal practice we can offer you the very best gum care and our periodontist Dr. Navid Rahmani is extremely experienced and very gentle, and is excellent at putting nervous patients at ease.

What to Expect During Your Periodontal Consultation

During your periodontal consultation Dr. Rahmani will want to thoroughly examine your mouth and will carefully assess your gum health. This is commonly done using a special dental probe that measures the depth of any pockets in between your gums and teeth which become progressively deeper as the disease worsens. These pockets are created as diseased gums pull away from the teeth and unfortunately create the ideal breeding ground for the bacteria that cause gum disease.

There is no need to worry as your gums are only very gently probed and the depth of the pockets can tell Dr. Rahmani a great deal about your gum health. He will also be looking for all the other signs of gum disease which include changes to the way your teeth bite together due to teeth becoming loose with more advanced periodontal disease, as well as overall changes to your gums, to the colour and their texture. He may also need to take dental x-rays to assess the bone underneath your gums, as with advanced periodontal disease the bone can gradually become destroyed and the bone levels will show the progression of any disease.

Most Advanced and Effective Periodontal Procedures

There is a huge range of treatments available for gum disease and as you have chosen to come and see a periodontist, you can be sure of being offered the most advanced and effective procedures available today during a periodontal consultation. Treatment will focus on removing the bacteria that are causing the infection which is normally done by deep cleaning your gums. If there has been a substantial loss of gum and bone, Dr. Rahmani can also offer you the very latest reconstructive treatments that can do a great deal to repair some of the damage caused by this disease.

It is important to take action as soon as you can if you think there might be something wrong with your gums as advanced gum disease can be chronic, meaning treatment will be ongoing to control it. You will find Dr. Rahmani will do everything possible to help you retain your natural teeth, including education on oral health. If the worst does happen and you do lose teeth then please don’t despair, as these days the very latest dental implants can help replace them.