Periodontal disease is a type of gum disease that causes inflammation and/or bleeding of the gums. If left untreated, it can slowly destroy the bone that holds your teeth in place, resulting in loose teeth or even tooth loss.
At Oakley Road Dental Practice, Southampton, we specialise in periodontal disease and will examine your gums to check for gum line recession. Our hygienists can help prevent and detect gum disease with regular professional cleanings and encourage and advise on brushing and flossing.
Together, this combination of dental cleaning and good oral hygiene will ensure that your teeth remain in tip top condition.