Advanced gum care (periodontics)

Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease which affects the gum tissue and underlying bone. As the disease progresses, the bone which anchors your teeth into your jaw is lost. This makes the teeth loose, and if left untreated, the teeth can fall out. There is also increasing evidence of this condition’s link to a range of medical conditions including heart disease.

Symptoms can include swollen, sore or red gums, bad breath, bleeding gums, loose or separating teeth, gums which are receding away from the teeth and a change in the way your teeth bite together. However, these symptoms vary from person to person, and not everyone notices them, which is one of the reasons why it is so important for you to visit us for regular check-up examinations.

If you do suffer from periodontitis, we are able to treat you directly at The Chequers Dental Practice in Salisbury, without the need to refer you elsewhere. Our dentist, Susan Heselton, has years of experience in this field. She has an MSc in periodontology from the renowned Eastman Dental Institute, and was a Regional Periodontal Advisor in the Army. Her reputation results in referrals from dentists over a wide area of the South West. In short, you can be sure that you are in the best possible hands for your treatment.

This page was last updated on the 18th of December 2014