Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP

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Gum Hygiene Treatment

Healthy gums are important to your oral health as well as your general health and wellbeing. Poor gum hygiene can lead to infections, swelling, bleeding and may even result in the loss of your natural teeth.

Gum disease occurs in two stages: gingivitis and periodontitis. You may have gingivitis if you experience bleeding from the gums or notice that your gums appear red and inflamed. While this can be treated using dentist approved products, you may need to visit Etwall Dental Practice for a check-up.

Your dentist will clean the gums by removing plaque build-up, however, if it is more severe, they may need to scale the tooth’s surface and gum line. Our hygienist can also perform this cleaning technique.

Periodontitis occurs when gum disease is left untreated and may require specialist treatment to preserve the gum, the jawbone and your natural teeth.

How does gum disease occur?

In general, gum disease indicates a poor oral health care routine. It is caused by a build-up of plaque on the gums, leaving them vulnerable to bacteria and infection.

Gum disease can also be exasperated by:

  • Smoking
  • A sugary diet
  • Certain medicines
  • Diseases such as diabetes or cancer
  • Overcrowding in the mouth

To avoid gum disease, it is important to brush twice daily and to floss your teeth regularly. We can advise you on certain mouthwashes or pastes that could help prevent gum disease.

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COVID-19 update

Many of you will be aware that during the latest Covid 19 update dental practices have been given the green light to re-open the surgery from 8th June. Whilst this is good news, there are a number of procedures that we have being putting in place to make treatment safe for our patients and staff, as we are sure you will appreciate, this is taking some time to set up.

Our intention is, if at all possible to commence opening on the 8th June but this is entirely dependent on our ability to obtain training and appropriate PPE which as you know there is a great shortage of. This equipment will be essential for us to be able to operate.

From 8th- 29th of June we will be prioritising the most urgent of cases including those who have been experiencing problems during this lockdown period. We will contact you directly to arrange an appointment. This period may be extended if required.

Rest assured we are trying our utmost to source this PPE as soon as possible to enable us to extend our treatment further to include fillings, crown/bridge work, root treatments and surgical extractions, scale & polish ect.

We anticipate that it will be several weeks before we will be able to commence these more advanced procedures.

This is a rapidly changing environment which we are adapting to as quickly as we possibly can. We really appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this difficult period and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice soon.

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