What is Gingivitis?

Usually a result of poor oral hygiene, gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums adjacent to teeth that hasn’t damaged bone-supporting structures. Characterised by red colouration of gums, bleeding experienced while eating, brushing your teeth and flossing is a tell-tale sign of the condition.

Gingivitis, the First Stage of Periodontal Disease

Symptoms of gingivitis signal the initial phase of periodontal disease, which begins as a build-up of plaque, prior to developing into a gum and jaw-damaging infection if not treated properly.

The Risk Factors of Gum Disease

Mainly, patients wishing to avoid developing gingivitis must look out for the accumulation of plaque around the teeth & gums. This is completely avoidable with the practice of proper oral hygiene.

Otherwise, risk factors include:

  • Experiencing high levels of stress
  • Bruxing (grinding of the teeth) while asleep
  • Taking certain medications
  • Failure to eat a well-balanced diet
  • Susceptibility due to genetics
  • Obesity
  • Systemic conditions such as diabetes

Supportive Hygiene Treatments at Marylebone Implant Centre

The stock-standard oral hygiene treatment at Marylebone consists of a routine polish and scale of the patient’s teeth. This involves using a combination of hand & electrical dental instruments to remove stains and plaque build-up. If a patient is suffering the effects of gingivitis, our hygienist will provide recommendations on treatment, along with advice on how they can improve their oral hygiene routine.

Full Registration with UK Healthcare Regulators

We are registered and practice accordingly under the guidelines of the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Our immaculate report is self-explanatory. We take health and safety very seriously in order to ensure a safe environment for our patients. Learn more about us and our specialism for dental implants in London.

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All of our dentists are registered with the GDC, while our treatment is all approved under BDA, GDC and UK standard guidelines. To find out more about any of the services we provide, and why we should be your first choice if you’re looking for a dentist to carry out dental implants, don’t hesitate to contact us today.