What is Gum Disease

Gum Disease Is present when your gums are red and swollen.  Healthy gums are pink and firm.  One of the commonest signs is blood on the toothbrush after brushing as Jane and other patients have found out

At Eternal Smiles Dental Centre, our dentist has treated many patients with gum disease.  It is a serious infection that affects the tissues that surround the teeth: the gums.  

The good news is we can help you as we did with Sam, Becky and Samara and Mo.

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The simplest form of gum disease, gingivitis, is often a reaction to a build up of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is a soft, sticky, substance made up of bacteria which live on the sugars from things we eat and drink. If plaque has been present for some time it hardens and is called tartar or calculus.

The earliest sign of disease is bleeding of the gums. They may also look red and swollen. Gingivitis can often be cured simply with good mouth hygiene – brushing twice a day and using other mouth hygiene, such as floss and a medicated mouthwash, as advised by your dentist or hygienist. Occasionally, even in healthy mouths, gums may become infected or sore and you may notice an unpleasant metallic taste. This is acute gingivitis and you should seek urgent treatment.

Gum Disease Treatment -Cleaned Teeth With Air Prophy Unit - Before And After.

“Thank you for making my mouth feel wonderfull again.  My teeth look so clean and I have kept up with the at home advice to stop my gum disease in it’s tracks.”        Sam

As the disease progresses the tissues holding teeth in place start to break down and pockets in the gum form around the teeth which allow even more plaque to gather. This stage is called chronic periodontitis. It is usually painless and can become quite severe if not treated resulting in teeth becoming loose, appearing to move position or to fall out.

Life Benefits To Treat Gum Diseease at Eternal Smiles

  • Minimised risk of tooth loss.
  • Reduced risk of developing tooth decay and need for fillings.
  • Fresh, minty breath.
  • Reduced need for treatment.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Symptoms to watch out for are:

  • Gums that have come away from the teeth
  • Pus between the teeth and gums
  • Persistent bad breath or a bad taste
  • Permanent teeth that are loose or are changing position.

Scaling and polishing by a dentist or hygienist can remove tartar and stains. This will
help you to keep your mouth clean.

In more severe cases of gum disease, deep cleaning below the gumline by a dentist or hygienist may be necessary. Occasionally surgery s required in which the gum is reshaped under local anaesthetic, to allow affected areas to be treated.

If gum disease has progressed too far, the tooth or teeth involved may have to be removed.

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Who gets gum disease?

Gum disease can start when you are a child, but chronic periodontitis is normally only a problem
in adults.

Some people are more likely to have periodontal disease than others – here are common reasons.

  • Smoking makes gum disease considerably worse. Quitting smoking is important for your general
    and mouth health.
  • Crooked teeth are more difficult to keep clean, so the gums supporting such teeth are prone to
    gum disease.
  • Certain drugs and medicines can affect your gums; ask your dentist about these.
  • Diabetes and some other disease reduce people’s resistance to gum disease. People who have
    these conditions need to be especially careful about their mouth hygiene.
  • Existing gum disease can be worsened by hormonal changes, due to pregnancy or oral contraceptives
    (“the pill”). Here again, good hygiene is important.
  • Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables helps resist gum disease.

Laser Treatments for successful treatment of Gum Disease

We use lasers to help your gums improve.  We have found this to reduce the time your gums take to heal.  The bad bacteria are killed much faster when we use lasers for so many of our patients.

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We will give back your confidence by saving your teeth. We offer this modern laser treatment – an effective alternative to the traditional method of surgically treating periodontal disease.

If periodontal disease is left untreated it may lead to your teeth being pulled out, because the teeth do not have enough bone support. To save your teeth you need to come and see us for treatment using lasers.

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Gum Problems What Do They Look Like ?

One should ask for dental advice if some of the following symptoms are present:

Redness, swelling and tendency of the gums for bleeding. However these symptoms are usually “covered”, in smokers due to the effect of smoking to the soft tissues.

Bad breath (breath malodor). One of the main complains of patients with periodontal disease is bad breath. People who believe that they have bad breath can adopt avoidance patterns and have psychological problems. Findings from many investigations documented that the majority of cases with malodor relate to the oral cavity.


The redness of the gums have disappeared after our treatment.

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Receding Gums is due to bone loss, there is a retraction of the gums because they lose their support underneath from the bone. When the gums start to be infected by bad bacteria then the good bacteria have got no chance of winning, until you have our treatment.

“.I just wanted to say thank you to everyone involved in my treatment of the last year or so. It was a challenging procedure for me, physically and emotionally. Your entire team has made it as comfortable as possible with professionalism, discretion and support. Thank you”      


Gum Disease if left untreated for months

If periodontal disease is left untreated it may lead to your teeth being pulled out, because the teeth do not have enough bone support. To save your teeth you need to come and see us for treatment using lasers.

Since periodontitis is painless most of the patients simply ignore the fact that they have the disease until it is too late.

We will give back your confidence by saving your teeth. We offer this modern laser treatment – an effective alternative to the traditional method of surgically treating periodontal disease. The benefits of our unique laser treatment include:

  • So far, 99% of our patients who have completed the prescribed treatment, have been successful.
  • We can save teeth with 50% bone loss which usually would have to be extracted.
  • In the majority of cases, the process is found to be completely painless
  • It’s a long term result which is easy to maintain.
  • You will have beautiful healthy teeth and fresh breath again allowing you to socialize with confidence.

How Our Laser Treatment Will Save You Money in the Long Term

Our policy at Eternal Smiles Dental Centre is to save the teeth you have by treating the gums that have become infected and strengthening the bone tissue in the mouth.

If you have been diagnosed with periodontal disease and choose to leave your mouth untreated, losing your teeth will be very likely.

When this happens, replacing your natural teeth with implants and dentures will be substantially more expensive than embarking on this treatment whilst your teeth can still be saved.

There are now scientific innovations that effectively treat Periodontal Disease which we use in our practice.

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Other Problems In Severe Periodontitis

Tooth mobility. There can be different reasons for tooth mobility. One of the most common reasons is periodontal disease. Obviously, since a large amount of the bone is destroyed, the support of the teeth is decreased. This is advanced gum disease.

Tooth migration. You may notice that there is an increasing gap between your front teeth and that your teeth have changed the position that they originally had. Tooth migration happens due to the large loss of the supporting tissues of the teeth.


Traditional gum surgery involves incisions and sutures, often leaving visible changes to your smile. Now, with laser technology, there is a minimally invasive option that leaves your gum tissue uncut and unscarred.

Laser periodontal therapy uses a small laser fibre, only as wide as three human hairs, to target bacteria and infected tissue, while not affecting healthy tissue. There is no bleeding or stitches because no incisions are made. 

If you’re worried about your gum health, talk to us today about the state of your periodontal health and we will outline your options for treatment and recovery. At Eternal Smiles Dental Centre, we’re dedicated to providing state of the art solutions to all of your oral health problems!


“My teeth were in a bad state.  I Came to Eternal Smiles and Dr Singh helped me with making my gums healthier.  I am full of confidence now.  He is caring and thorough with his care.”      

                                                                                                                Jane Peters.


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